August 12, 2016
George Bellows (1882-1925), The New York Street Urchin, c.1920, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of XXX Evelyn B. Showalter, 1974.
American painter George Bellows was born on this day in 1882. Bellows, known for his realism style, was trained in New York City by Robert Henri and became part of the Ashcan School of style. Bellows was an important figure in early 20th century American painting.