George Wesley Bellows
American realist painter, George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925), is known for his artistic talent that stretched across a variety of themes and topics. Some of his most famous paintings depict prize-fighters frozen in time during an action-packed fight. On the other end of the spectrum, he also received praise for his peaceful landscapes and bustling depictions of city life. Unlike many painters at the time, Bellows leaned into the stark dichotomy of New York City, highlighting both the extreme wealth and extreme poverty of its citizens. In the end, it was George Bellows’ commitment to depicting both beauty and controversy that he is remembered for.