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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)
Inscription.  
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
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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. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 39° 57.839′ N, 82° 59.235′ W. Marker was in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. It was in the Discovery District. Marker was at the intersection of East Broad Street (U.S. 40) and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Broad Street. Marker was on the grounds of the Columbus Museum of Art. It was evidently removed when the museum was expanded. Touch for map
Roy Lichtenstein Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 16, 2008
2. Roy Lichtenstein Marker (Side B)
. Marker was at or near this postal address: 501 E Broad St, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Broad Street United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesley Chapel Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named George Bellows / Roy Lichtenstein (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home Site of Henry Howe — Historian (about 400 feet away); First Congregational Church (about 400 feet away); Washington Gladden (about 700 feet away); Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Offices (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donn Vickers Gazebo in Thurber Park (approx. 0.2 miles 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.)
 
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.
Museum annex in former marker location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grant & Mary Ann Fish, April 23, 2023
4. Museum annex in former marker location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,421 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2023, by Grant & Mary Ann Fish of Galloway, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 28, 2023, by Grant & Mary Ann Fish of Galloway, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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