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George Bellows

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Wesley•Bellows
Used nameGeorge•Bellows
Born12 August 1882 in Columbus, Ohio (USA)
Died8 January 1925 in New York, New York (USA)
NOC United States


George Bellows was an American painter and lithographer who became best known for his images of urban life in New York, especially scenes from the streets and pub pictures. His style was that of an American Realist. He also worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a number of magazines such as “Harper’s Weekly”, “Collier’s”, “Vanity Fair”, “Metropolitan”, and the socialist magazine, “The Masses”.

In addition to boxing, he also painted scenes from tennis and baseball, as he was an avid sportsman. His father was an architect and master builder. In 1925 George Bellows died from a ruptured appendix.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions USA George Bellows
Painting, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC
Painting, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC

Special Notes


deceased ahead of the Games of 1932, DOB also seen as 19.08.1882 in some sources