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George Bellows: American Artist (Writers on Art)

Oates, Joyce Carol

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ISBN 10: 0880014377 / ISBN 13: 9780880014373
Published by Ecco Pr, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing as identified with "1" in the full number line. Signed by Joyce Carol Oates on the Full Title page. - Unclipped DJ. Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector. - NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. NO foxing. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Fine / Fine. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001056501

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Title: George Bellows: American Artist (Writers on ...

Publisher: Ecco Pr

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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A study of George Bellows's brief but prolific career considers the influences of his early life, examines his more intimate work in portraiture, and offers a perspective on his last work, "The Picket Fence."

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Born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1882, George Bellows journeyed east in 1904, against his conservative father's wishes, and reinvented American art with his poetic realist canvases of New York City's teeming street life. Novelist/essayist Oates articulates what was radical in Bellows's approach: the formally sophisticated presentation of the dynamic, the vulgar, the authentic, the brutal. She finds his "perversely ecstatic" vision of urban tumult Whitmanesque in its embracing of disorder and its unswervingly optimistic mysticism. Yet Bellows, who died of a ruptured appendix at the age of 42, also did throbbing, visceral seascapes, allegories and urban dreamscapes that call to mind Albert Pinkham Ryder. These works, in Oates's estimation, reveal Bellows as a visionary, a poet of violent emotions, akin to van Gogh, Gauguin and Emil Nolde. Oates's assured, uncannily insightful essay brings us closer to Bellows's spiritual center than most scholarly studies of him. Illustrated.
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