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George Wesley Bellows Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00117

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, certificates, contracts, awards, medals, exhibition brochures, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, printed materials, and 3 scrapbooks relating to George Bellows and his family. Much of the collection consists of correspondence, this includes letters between George Bellows and Emma Story Bellows and others. The bulk of the manuscripts and printed materials relate to Bellow's work, and include speeches, articles, and biographies. There is also a large section of photographs both personal and of his paintings.

Dates

  • 1905-1929
  • Majority of material found in 1899-1962

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

In general, there is no restriction on access to the George Wesley Bellows Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. No photocopies or other reproductions may be made of Bellows material without the written consent of Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections and to Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

George Wesley Bellows was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 12, 1882. He attended Ohio State University, leaving in 1903 for New York where he enrolled at William Chase's New York School of Art under the instruction of Robert Henri. He was made an Associate Member of the National Academy in 1908, and in 1918, was made an Academician. In 1910 he married a fellow student at the school, Emma Story. They had two daughters, Anne (the late Mrs. Maynard Kearney) and Jean (Mrs. Earl Booth). Bellows was awarded many prizes throughout his career, among which were the second Hallgarten Prize in 1908, the Sessnan Medal in 1913, the bronze medal of the Carnegie Institute in 1914, and the first prize of the National Arts Club in 1921. He is represented in most of the major United States museums and galleries. George Bellows died in New York City on January 8, 1925.

Extent

7 Linear feet (7 archives boxes, 1 records storage carton, 1 flat box, 1 half archives box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, certificates, contracts, awards, medals, exhibition brochures, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, printed materials, and 3 scrapbooks relating to George Bellows and his family. Much of the collection consists of correspondence, this includes letters between George Bellows and Emma Story Bellows and others. The bulk of the manuscripts and printed materials relate to Bellow's work, and include speeches, articles, and biographies. There is also a large section of photographs both personal and of his paintings.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into seven series:

  1. Series 1: Correspondence
  2. Series 2: Manuscripts
  3. Series 3: Miscellaneous
  4. Series 4: Photographs
  5. Series 5: Printed Material
  6. Series 6: Medals
  7. Series 7: Scrapbooks

Related Materials

Charles H. Morgan Papers on George W. Bellows

Non-Alumni Biographical Files - Bellows, George

Mead Art Museum Collections (contact Mead Art Museum)

Status
Completed
Author
Daria D'Arienzo.
Date
2003
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299