Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Sea—Monhegan, Special Island Off the Coast of Maine

George Bellows, The Harbor, Monhegan Coast, Maine, 1913, oil on panel, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN


Although American artist George Bellows (1882-1925) is best known for his urban scenes of New York, he also loved the sea, particularly the dramatic views from Monhegan Island, located just off the coast of Maine.  Do you notice how thickly and expressively he applied his paint?


George Bellows, Vine Clad Shore, Monhegan, 1913, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

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