Bellows.600.jpgBell_074     August 12, 2012


Today marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of

GEORGE BELLOWS.  The American realist

painter was born August 12, 1882 in Columbus, Ohio.

He began his career as a commercial illustrator but chose

to become a painter.  He achieved his greatest fame from

his paintings of boxing matches.  On January 8, 1925,

Bellows died in NYC from a ruptured appendix at the age of 42.