Painter George Bellows best known for his paintings of boxers, who died at the early age of 37, exhibit of lesser known more rustic works, painted on Monhegan Island, Maine.
"The Paintings of George Bellows," exhibit at the Mennello Museum of American Art through Feb. 24.
Beautiful Monhegan Island has been an artist colony for centuries with many great artists like Rockwell Kent, George Bellows, Robert Henri, as well as modern artists Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, James Fitzgerald, Lawrence C. Goldsmith and others too numerous to mention being drawn to her mystery and spectacular plunging cliffs, as well as the simplicity and beauty of island life. Monhegan is enchanting and seemingly caught in a time warp of its own choosing with no cars and in most places, no electricity. The island has a working lighthouse and museum full of island history and artists.
Monhegan boasts some of the rarest birds and wildflowers in North America and wildlands protected in a trust by Theodore Edison.
Monhegan Island paintings and plein air painting workshop by J.R. Baldini