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December 2012

Ringside with Bellows

by Michael J. Lewis

On George Bellows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


George Bellows, Stag at Sharkey’s (1909), The Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection © The Cleveland Museum of Art; image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mr. Bellows with his palette and brush and a piece of canvas . . . evokes it all out of the inner intuition which is deeper and finer than all the schools and all the slums.

—Theodore Dreiser

I arose surrounded by Methodists and Republicans.
—George Bellows

Edmund Wilson, even in his early Marxist phase, was a ke ...

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Michael J. Lewis's latest book is American Art & Architecture (Thames & Hudson).


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This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 31 December 2012, on page 14

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