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Bellows was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1882 where he was raised
in a frugal, conservative, Republican, Methodist household. He attended
Ohio State University, where he made drawings for college publications
and played baseball (at one time contemplating a career as a professional
In 1904 he studied under painter Robert Henri at the New York
School of Art. There he learned a broad, spontaneous style using
strong contrasts of light and dark, and took Henri's interest in
realistic subject matter taken from daily life.
Bellows taught at the Art Students League (1909-11), was a member
of the organizing committee for the famed Armory Show in 1913 and
was elected a full member of the National Academy. Unlike most of
his contemporaries, Bellows never traveled to Europe.
In 1957, the National Gallery chose the work of George Bellows
as the subject for its first-ever exhibition devoted to an American
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