George Bellows

(1882 – 1925)

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George Wesley Bellows was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 12, 1882. He attended Ohio State University, leaving in 1903 for New York where he studied at William Chase's New York School of Art under the instruction of Robert Henri. He was made an Associate Member of the National Academy in 1908, and in 1918, was made an Academician. In 1910 he married a fellow student at the school, Emma Story; they had two daughters, Anne (the late Mrs. Maynard Kearney) and Jean (Mrs. Earl Booth). Bellows was awarded many prizes throughout his career, among which were the second Hallgarten Prize in 1908, the Sessnan Medal in 1913, the bronze medal of the Carnegie Institute in 1914, and the first prize of the National Arts Club in 1921. He is represented in most of the major United States museums and galleries. George Bellows died in New York City on January 8, 1925.