Reception

“Sunday 1897,” lithograph by George W. Bellows (American, 1882-1925).

HUNTINGTON The Huntington Museum of Art will host a free opening reception for the new exhibit titled “George Bellows Lithographs from the Trang Family Collection” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Collector Thomas Trang will speak.

The works in the exhibit are a portion of an extensive collection that has been assembled by Trang, a longtime resident of Columbus. Trang has specialized in works by Columbus artists, including Alice Schille, James Roy Hopkins, Elijah Pierce and Emerson Burkhardt, in addition to Bellows.

The prints in this exhibition illustrate the wide range of subject matter that inspired Bellows and demonstrate his mastery of lithography. A special feature of the exhibition is the showcasing of numerous photographs, letters and other items associated with the artist, including college yearbooks that were illustrated by Bellows, all contributing to a fresh and personal look at one of America’s most treasured artists.

Portrayals by Bellows of professional boxing, especially the prize fights at Sharkey’s Athletic Club attracted widespread attention and generated critical acclaim. Bellows quickly rose up the ranks in the New York art world and by 1909, at 26, he was elected to the National Academy.

The exhibit will continue through Nov. 3.

For more information, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701.

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