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Swans in Central Park  1906

by George Bellows

Having given up his studies at Ohio State University after three years, Bellows arrived in New York in 1904. Under the influence of his teacher, Robert Henri, he devoted himself to recording vignettes of city life. In this, one of his earliest New York scenes, Bellows depicted children feeding the tame swans that inhabited the ponds of Central Park. Thickly applied paint e...
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