George Bellows

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Birthday
19, 1882
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 8, 1925 (42)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1882
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 8, 1925 (42)

About

Acclaimed realist painter known for "Cliff Dwellers," "Steaming Streets," and other striking depictions of urban life.

Before Fame

He attended The Ohio State University, where he was a standout athlete in basketball and baseball as well as an artist.

Trivia

He was most famous for his scenes of tenement life in New York City, but he also painted family portraits and Maine seascapes.

Family Life

He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, as an only child. His mother was forty years old at the time of his birth, and his father was in his fifties.

Associated With

His painting, "The Polo Crowd," was purchased by Microsoft founder Bill Gates for $27.5 million in 1999.