Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 69

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Head of a Woman.

Pencil on paper, circa 1915. 222x206 mm; 8 7/8x8 1/8 inches. Signed "George W. Bellows" and initialed "E.S.B." by the artist's wife, Emma Story Bellows.

Provenance: Frederick Keppel & Co., New York; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York.

Property of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund (28.1935).

Bellows (1882-1925) was part of the second generation of Aschan School artists. Born in Columbus, Ohio he worked as a commercial illustrator as a student at The Ohio State University from 1901-04. After Ohio State, he moved to New York where he studied with Robert Henri and soon became associated with the Aschan artists. He depicted scenes of everyday life in New York that were rooted in realism. While he was known for his urban scenes, he also created many portraits throughout his career capturing the spirit of the sitter, often who were friends or family members, with a more delicate and detailed touch.