George Bellows: Art, Politics, and Boxing with Charlie Brock

Explore the evolution of George Bellows’ political identity in this conversation with Charlie Brock. The artist famously described his youth as “surrounded by Republicans” in Columbus. He then went on to illustrate for the socialist magazine The Masses in New York and, later, to support America’s entry into World War I in 1917. Art and politics intersected in complex, sometimes contradictory ways throughout his brief but full life.