About this artwork
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, George Bellows studied at the New York School of Art, along with Edward Hopper and Rockwell Kent. He became one of the leading realist painters of his time and was also a masterful draftsman. His energetic drawings and lithographs—often rendered on a large scale, as in the examples shown here—suggest a spontaneous approach, though they also reveal his dedication to theoretical studies of proportion. This haunting yet spirited mixed-media drawing served as a study for the lithograph Dance in a Madhouse, created some 10 yeas later.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- George Wesley Bellows
- Dance at Insane Asylum
- United States (Artist's nationality:)
- Charcoal, with stumping, pen and black ink, brown crayon, and touches of white chalk on ivory wove paper
- Signed lower right: "Geo Bellows"; inscribed lower left, in ink: "Dance at Insane Asylum"
- 48 × 63 cm (18 15/16 × 24 13/16 in.)
- Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection