'Powerful Hand Of George Bellows'
âPowerful Hand Of George Bellowsâ
Â At Pittsburghâs Frick Art Museum
Â âPOWERFUL HAND OF GEORGE BELLOWSâ AT PITTSBURGHâS FRICK ART MUSEUM
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PITTSBURGH, PENN. â The exhibition, âThe Powerful Hand of George Bellows: Drawings from the Boston Public Library,â will be on view April 21âJune 17 at The Frick Art Museum And Historical Center
Respected for his ability to capture the spirit and character of American Life in the early Twentieth Century, Bellowsâ paintings and drawings convey the liveliness and sport of a society defining itself in a new century. From the boxing ring to the seashore, his drawings have a vibrancy of line and energetic spirit that bring the scenes and times to life.
The drawings in this exhibition, from the collection of the Boston Public Library, were collected and donated to that institution by Albert H. Wiggin (1868â1951). They were last shown as a collection in the 1950s, and only a few sheets have been exhibited in public since then.
This collection of drawings comprises preparatory works for paintings and lithographs, and finished works intended for publication as illustrations in magazines and newspapers. Their subjects range from intimate studies of the artistâs friends and family to public sporting events, social gatherings, and other candid snapshots of American life, many recorded on assignments for popular magazines such as Harperâs Weekly and The Masses. The Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., organized the exhibition.
The museum is at 7227 Reynolds Street in Point Breeze. For more information, 412-371-0600 or www.frickart.org.