George Bellows

Even before fighting was anywhere near my radar, I always liked the George Bellows paintings of boxers from the 1920s. He is a native of Columbus, Ohio and I remember his work from the Columbus Museum of Art when I was a student there at CCAD from 1989-93. In October 2013 I drove to Ohio to see a show of George Bellow's work so I could see his boxing paintings and lithographs again now that I've become interested in the subject of fighting. It was exciting to come across one of my own images from Josh's fight that has that essence from Bellows' "Stag at Sharkey's".