Monday, July 21, 2008

George Wesley Bellows

Both Members of this Club, oil on canvas, 1909, 63.2in x 45.3in, National Gallery of Art , Washington, DC

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“The Powerful Hand of George Bellows” is now open at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas through August 31. Circulated by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions, the show features 57 drawings and related lithographs from the Wiggin Collection of the Boston Public Library.

Although Bellows is often most closely associated with his boxing paintings and prints, his enormous body of work also encompasses landscape, gritty industrial scenes, satire, gentle irony, and portraits of the friends and family he loved. All of these aspects of his work can be seen in “The Powerful Hand of George Bellows” through the powerful immediacy of his drawings and prints.

Located just blocks from the Alamo, the San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in the historic Lone Star Brewery complex. The museum is open Wedensday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays noon to 6:00 p.m., and Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays are also special in that admission is free from 4:00-9:00 p.m., thanks to the generosity of the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation. Other days, admission ranges from $3.00 (children) to $8.00 (adults), with special prices for seniors, students, and active military personnel. Members are always free. Visit their web site at for details.