Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The reference photo for this image is at http://www.corbisimages.com/Enlargement/BE034872.html
Monday, November 22, 2010
This boy from Columbus Ohio, decided to become a painter. He was a very talented baseball player and athlete in general, but he decided to paint. Throughout his life he played in minor league sports, but he always followed his hart and became a great American painter.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
What you see below are two pages from a biography of George Bellows that I am illustrating. He was an American artist who made it on his own terms. He lived at the turn of the century (1882-1925) when it was fashionable for American artists to go to Europe to study, since the Impressionists were at that time very popular. George, never saw the need for this. He painted New York City and its' surroundings. He painted the street people with humor and guts, and he became famous in the United States. He is not well known in Europe, it is their loss.
Here is more information on this painting: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/sisterwendy/works/sta.html.