Norton Museum of Art

West Palm Beach, Florida



Norton Museum Organizes Bellows Exhibition


The Exhibition:

George Bellows: Love of Winter features approximately 25 of Bellows' greatest winter paintings. These works, created between 1907 and 1915, form a very definite group within the artist's oeuvre, and constitute, in many experts' opinions, the most critical moments in the artist's development. This is the first exhibition to concentrate exclusively on George Bellows' winter paintings. The aim of the exhibition is to establish the importance of these paintings in Bellows' development from spirited tonalist to exuberant modernist.

To accompany George Bellows: Love of Winter, the Norton is organizing Blanketed in Snow: American Winter Scenes. This exhibit features examples of winter paintings by many of Bellows' contemporaries, including American Impressionists and Modernists such as Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, George Luks, Ernest Lawson, John Sloan, Rockwell Kent and George Biddle.


The three city tour premiers at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, December 6 - January 11, 1998; then travels to The Newark Museum, March 7 - May 31, 1998; and the Columbus Museum of Art July 10 - September 13, 1998.


Major works for this exhibition are being borrowed from many museums, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Diego Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Private collections have also been extremely generous with loans to this exhibition.


The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated and scholarly catalogue, with an essay entitled "George Bellows and the American Winter" by Professor John Wilmerdiing, as well as an in-depth look at the development of Bellows' winter series, and Bellows' development as an early modernist, by David Setford, Chief Curator, Norton Museum of Art.


The exhibition is organized and circulated by the Norton Museum of Art.

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