Education Gallery

George Bellows is best known for his depictions of boxing in the early 20th century. “A fight, particularly under the night light, is of all sports the most classically picturesque.” While he felt that accuracy of the placement of the boxer’s hands and feet were of little importance, he focused on the more difficult task of capturing the brutality, physical energy, and human drama inherent in prize fighting.

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Vigo County Public Library and the NEA’s Big Read 2019 of Adrian Matejka’s The Big Smoke.