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Bellows: The Boxing Pictures
September 5, 1982 – January 2, 1983
East Building, Mezzanine, Northwest, Pod II (3,000 sq. ft.)

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 39 works depicting the popular theme of prizefighting were presented in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Bellows. Included were the 6 boxing paintings, 14 drawings, 18 lithographs, and a magazine cover, dating from 1907 to 1924. Many of the works had been seen previously at the National Gallery's Bellows retrospective in 1957.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by John Wilmerding and E.A. Carmean Jr. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Attendance: 110,805

Catalog: Bellows: The Boxing Pictures, by E.A. Carmean Jr. et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982.

Image: George Bellows, Club Night, 1907, oil on canvas, John Hay Whitney Collection, 1982.76.1

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