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Randolph College to Loan Bellows' painting to National Gallery of Art

Exhibition is the first comprehensive exhibition of George Bellows' career in three decades

10/13/2011 12:26:58 PM


LYNCHBURG–Randolph College was asked by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to lend its painting Men of the Docks (1912) by American artist George Bellows for the first comprehensive exhibition in three decades of the artist’s prolific career.

The National Gallery believes that the College’s Men of the Docks painting is an important addition to the retrospective and has requested that the College lend its painting to the exhibition.

“George Bellows (1882-1925)” will be on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. June 10 through October 8, 2012; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, November 14, 2012, through February 18, 2013; and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, March 16 through June 9, 2013. An accompanying catalogue will document and define Bellows’ unique place in the history of American art and in the annals of modernism.

“After careful consideration, we decided that it was important to lend to this landmark exhibition with such a far-reaching educational benefit,” said John Klein, president of Randolph College.

The exhibition, which includes 140 paintings, drawings, and lithographs by Bellows, is a rare opportunity to honor and remember one of America’s greatest artists.

The last major exhibition of Bellows’ paintings was held by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 20 years ago. The Columbus Museum of Art organized the last full retrospective of his work in 1979. The National Gallery of Art presented a show of his boxing paintings in 1982 and a retrospective in 1957.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations