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Both Members of This Club. Detail: Boxer.
20th c American Ashcan School Painting

George Wesley BELLOWS (Columbus; OH, 12 Aug 1882 - 8 Jan 1925, New York) Primary
20th c
Oil; Canvas
Ashcan School
New York. New York. United States.
Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art.
At the time of this painting; public boxing matches were illegal in New York City. In order to circumvent the law; private organizations would make prospective fighters temporary members of their clubs just for the night of the boxing match.

Caption: BELLOWS George Wesley (aka George Bellows) | Both Members of This Club. Detail: Boxer. | 1909 | American | Ashcan School

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