16 1/2 x 24 in. (41.9 x 61 cm)
(Columbus, OH, 1882 - 1925, New York, NY)
Medium and Support:
Oil on panel
Bequest of Muriel Englander Klepper and Marion Stratton Gould Fund
In honor of Marjorie B. Searl
Location: Currently on view
With his unflinching paintings of brutal boxing matches and urban tenements, George Bellows made a name for himself in the early years of the century as a central Urban Realist artist. In this later painting, "Autumn Brook," the modernist influence of expressive color, space and line is visible in Bellows’ lyrical painting of the countryside near his summer home in Woodstock, NY.
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"Autumn Brook" contains the archetypal elements present in Bellows's finest Woodstock landscapes, including water, rolling hills, mountains, animal life, vegetation, and a dramatic sky. Bellows's choice of vivid colors celebrates the magnificence of nature and the artist's joy at finding himself immersed in it. The active brush strokes prove his ability to paint with a controlled sense of abandon.
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