A Knock-Out (Incident of the Ring)
File name: 09_03_000065
Title: A Knock-Out (Incident of the Ring)
Creator/Contributor: George Bellows (1882-1925), artist
Date created: 1921
Physical description: lithograph
Summary: A native of Columbus, Ohio, George Bellows moved to New York City in 1904, where he became a student of Robert Henri at The New York School of Art and a leading member of the “Ashcan” school of artists. With his keen eye and talent as a draftsman, Bellows soon was producing images of street urchins, revival meetings, prizefights, and the highs and lows of society that continue today to bring to life the urban America of his time.
Noted for his dark atmospheres, vivid brush strokes and motion-filled canvases, Bellows is best known for his powerful series of amateur boxing matches, including this extraordinary lithograph of a 1921 bout. Through the generosity of Albert H. Wiggin and of Emma S. Bellows, George Bellows’ widow, the BPL owns a complete collection of Bellows’ lithographs and forty-eight of his drawings.
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated.