George Bellows Both Members Of The Club 1909 Print 11 X 14 Fight Boxing For Sale
This is a Reproduction
Print 11” x 14” of
MEMBERS OF THE CLUB (1909)
Below the print is
No.775 / George Bellows, 1882-1925/ Both Members of the Club, (1909) /
canvas / 1.150 x 1.605 m
(45 1/4 X 63 1/8 in.) / Gift of Chester
Dale / National Gallery of Art, Washington
image size is 8 ½” x 11 ¾”
* On heavy shiny
“EXCELLENT” condition with tiny creases along side edges, Paper is
slightly off-white - 11” x 14”, no tears/spots (See photos)
his childhood in Columbus, Ohio, George Bellows divided much of his time
between sports and art. While attending Ohio State University, he created
illustrations for the school yearbook and played varsity baseball and basketball.
After college Bellows rejected an offer for a professional athletic career with
the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, instead pursuing a career as an artist.
BOTH MEMBERS OF THE CLUB
and vigorous man, George Bellows played semiprofessional baseball before moving
to New York City to study art under Robert Henri. There, Bellows found that
corruption had made public boxing illegal. Private sport clubs managed to
circumvent the law, but they also barred the fighters, who were deemed socially
unacceptable, from joining. The title of Both Members of This Club refers to
the practice of granting “membership” to boxers only for the duration of their
bouts. Bellows indicated his low opinion of the elitist crowd by converting
them into grotesque caricatures roaring approval of the bloodshed. Creating a
sense of immediacy, three rows of spectators block off our view, and the
ringside ropes loom overhead.
location is Tom Sharkey's Athletic Club. (Sharkey's is also the setting for
Bellows' Club Night of 1907 in the National Gallery, the first of his six oil
paintings of boxing matches.) The black contestant is Joe Gans, lightweight
champion for eight years. Gans' famous “right punch after blocking a lead” may
have led Bellows to record that maneuver for its own sake.
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