“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

George Bellows / Roy Lichtenstein

George Bellows Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 16, 2008
1. George Bellows Marker (Side A)
George Bellows. George Bellows (1882-1925) is widely recognized as one of America's premier artists. His vivid portrayals of modern urban life have become indelible icons of American art. Born and reared in Columbus, he retained close ties here throughout his life. Bellows gained fame while a young artist in New York, becoming a key figure among a group of artists nicknamed the “Ashcan School” because of their preference for commonplace subjects painted in dark colors. Bellows also excelled at printmaking, and it was largely through his efforts that lithography came to be accepted as a fine art in America. Bellow's career was unexpectedly cut short by his death from complications following an appendectomy at the age of forty-two.

Roy Lichtenstein. Painter, printmaker, and sculptor Roy Lichtenstein (1922-1997) is widely regarded as one of the most acclaimed artists of the Pop Art movement that revolutionized visual culture in the 1960s. A native of New York, Lichtenstein moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. He interrupted his studies for military service during the Second World War, but returned
Roy Lichtenstein Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 16, 2008
2. Roy Lichtenstein Marker (Side B)
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to the University to earn his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees, after which he was hired as an instructor. Lichtenstein often credited his studies in perception at OSU for having a critical influence on his artistic development. During the final decades of his career, he was awarded several important public commissions, including “Brushstrokes in Flight” (1984), a monumental sculpture for Port Columbus International Airport.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 75-25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 39° 57.839′ N, 82° 59.235′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 40) and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Marker is on the grounds of the Columbus Museum of Art. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 480 E Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wesley Chapel Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Site of Henry Howe — Historian (about
George Bellows / Roy Lichtenstein Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 16, 2008
3. George Bellows / Roy Lichtenstein Marker
Columbus Museum of Art in background.
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Gladden (about 700 feet away); Donn Vickers Gazebo in Thurber Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Thurber (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elijah Pierce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deaf School Park Topiary Garden: 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Ile de la Grande Jatte' (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbus Main Library / Judge Noah Swayne Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . .  The Columbus Museum of Art website. (Submitted on December 22, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,287 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 5, 2022