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"The Art of Boxing" -- "George Bellows" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Published on Sep 26, 2012

In "The Art of Boxing" Sharmbá Mitchell, former two-time Junior Welterweight Champion of the World, and Charles Brock, associate curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, talk about four of the greatest sports paintings in American art―"Club Night" (1907), "Stag at Sharkey's" (1909), "Both Members of This Club" (1909), and "Dempsey and Firpo" (1924)―by George Bellows (1882-1925), now on view as part of a landmark retrospective exhibition of Bellows' work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through October 8, 2012. For more information about the exhibition and its tour to New York and London, click on: http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/bellow...

"George Bellows" was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The exhibition is made possible by Nippon Television Network Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. The Terra Foundation for American Art is the proud sponsor of the exhibition in Washington and London. The exhibition is generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. In Washington, it is also made possible by the Cordover Family Foundation, with additional support provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

"Club Night" (1907)
oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, John Hay Whitney Collection

"Stag at Sharkey's" (1909)
oil on canvas
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection

"Both Members of This Club" (1909)
oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection

"Dempsey and Firpo" (1924)
oil on canvas
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Purchase, with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
© Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

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