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Retrospective of George Bellows features best of U.S. artist

A picture by artist George Bellows entitled "Stag at Sharkey's" (1909) is seen in this undated handout photograph. REUTERS/The Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection/Handout

A picture by artist George Bellows entitled "Stag at Sharkey's" (1909) is seen in this undated handout photograph. REUTERS/The Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection/Handout

A picture by artist George Bellows entitled "Stag at Sharkey's" (1909) is seen in this undated handout photograph. REUTERS/The Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection/Handout
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A picture by artist George Bellows entitled "Beach at Coney Island" (1908) is seen in this undated handout photograph. Paintings of boxers, gritty tenements, waterfront workers, as well as bucolic parks, portraits, and scenes of domestic tranquility form a new retrospective of the works of George Bellows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. REUTERS/Private collection/Handout

A picture by artist George Bellows entitled "Beach at Coney Island" (1908) is seen in this undated handout photograph. Paintings of boxers, gritty tenements, waterfront workers, as well as bucolic parks, portraits, and scenes of domestic tranquility...more

A picture by artist George Bellows entitled "Beach at Coney Island" (1908) is seen in this undated handout photograph. Paintings of boxers, gritty tenements, waterfront workers, as well as bucolic parks, portraits, and scenes of domestic tranquility form a new retrospective of the works of George Bellows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. REUTERS/Private collection/Handout
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A painting by the artist George Bellows entitled "Blue Snow, The Battery" (1910) is seen in this undated handout picture. REUTERS/Columbus Museum of Art/Handout (SOCIETY)

A painting by the artist George Bellows entitled "Blue Snow, The Battery" (1910) is seen in this undated handout picture. REUTERS/Columbus Museum of Art/Handout (SOCIETY)

A painting by the artist George Bellows entitled "Blue Snow, The Battery" (1910) is seen in this undated handout picture. REUTERS/Columbus Museum of Art/Handout (SOCIETY)
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A painting for the artist George Bellows entitled "The Studio"(1919) is seen in this undated handout photograph. Paintings of boxers, gritty tenements, waterfront workers, as well as bucolic parks, portraits, and scenes of domestic tranquility form a new retrospective of the works of George Bellows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. REUTERS/Dwight Primiano/Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

A painting for the artist George Bellows entitled "The Studio"(1919) is seen in this undated handout photograph. Paintings of boxers, gritty tenements, waterfront workers, as well as bucolic parks, portraits, and scenes of domestic tranquility form a...more

A painting for the artist George Bellows entitled "The Studio"(1919) is seen in this undated handout photograph. Paintings of boxers, gritty tenements, waterfront workers, as well as bucolic parks, portraits, and scenes of domestic tranquility form a new retrospective of the works of George Bellows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. REUTERS/Dwight Primiano/Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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