The Sawdust Trail

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George Wesley Bellows (American, 1882–1925)
The Sawdust Trail, 1916
Oil on canvas
63 × 45 1/8 in. (160.02 × 114.62 cm)
Layton Art Collection, Inc., Purchase L1964.7
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
Currently on View

Publication History
Smith, Thomas Brent, Christoph Heinrich, Peter H. Hassrick, Susanne Boeller, Karen Brooks McWhorter, James C. Moore, Dean A. Porter, and Catherine Whitney. A Place in the Sun: The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings. [Denver]: Denver Art Museum, 2015, p.53, color.illus. Davidson, James West. Experience History: Interpreting America's Past. 2014, color illus. p. 546. Eastberg, John C. and Eric Vogel. Layton’s Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection 1888–2013. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Collection, Inc., 2013, p. 346-9, colo pl. 30, p. 346, color illus. p. 329, color detail p. 348–49. Brock, Charles et al. George Bellows. London, New York: Prestel, 2012, cat. 101, color illus. p.236. Haverstock, Mary Sayre. George Bellows: An Artist in Action. London: Merrell Publishers in conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, 2007, color illus. p. 102. Museum of Biblical Art. Biblical Art in a Secular Century. New York: Museum of Biblical Art, 2007, color fig. 4. Andera, Margaret, Nonie Gadsden, Britt Salvesen, and Laurie Winters. Collection Guide: Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 2004, pp. 36, 70, cat. 56, color illus. p. 36. Milwaukee Art Museum. Building a Masterpiece: Milwaukee Art Museum. New York: Hudson Hill Press, 2001, p. 139, color illus. Dearinger, David B., and Avis Berman. Rave Reviews: American Art and Its Critics, 1826-1925. New York: National Academy of Design, 2000, cat. 66, color illus. p. 263. Abe, Nobuo, ed. 20th Century Masters from the Milwaukee Art Museum. Translated and edited by Brain Trust Inc., Japan: 20th Century Masters from the Milwaukee Art Museum Catalogue Committee, 1994, p. 86, 139, cat. 33, color illus. p. 87. Quick, Michael. The Paintings of George Bellows. New York: Harry M. Abrams, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas: Amon Carter Museum, Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992, p. 54-5, 67, 125-26, color fig. 19. Trenholm, Sarah and Arthur Jensen. Interpersonal Communication. 2nd ed. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1992, b/w illus. p. 162. Goddard, Donald. American Painting. New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1990, illus. p. 94. Gambone, Robert L. Art and Religion in Evangelical America, 1915-1940. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989, p. 43, 46, color pl. 8. Goldstein, Rosalie, ed. Guide to the Permanent Collection. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1986, p. 164, b/w illus. p. 164. Carmean, E.A. Bellows: The Boxing Pictures. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1982, illus. p. 23. Young, Mahonri Sharp. American Realists, Homer to Hopper. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1977, illus. p. 177. Young, Mahonri Sharp. The Paintings of George Bellows. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1973, p. 102, color illus. p. 103. Akron Art Institute. Celebrate Ohio. Akron, Ohio: Akron Art Institute, 1971, illus. Braider, Donald. George Bellows and the Ashcan School of Painting. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1971, b/w illus. 17 (lithograph version mentioned p. 109). Porter, Margaret and Charles H. Morgan. George Bellows: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs. New York: Gallery of Modern Art including the Huntington Hartford Collection, 1966, cat. 37, b/w illus.p. 26. Todays Art (April 1, 1966): b/w illus. p. 16. Morgan, Charles H. George Bellows: Painter of America. New York: Renal, 1965, p. 187, 207, illus. p. 339. Art Institute of Chicago. George Bellows: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1946, p. 32. Bellows, Emma S. The Painting of George Bellows. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1929, b/w pl. 55. Artist’s private book of paintings, p. 43.
Exhibition History
George Bellows, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, June 10–October 8, 2012; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 12, 2012–February 13, 2013. Biblical Art in a Secular Century, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, December 14, 2006–March 11, 2007. Rave Reviews: American Art and Its Critcs, New York: National Academy of Design, September 20–December 31, 2000. Biblical Art in a Secular Century, Museum of Biblical Art, exhibited from December 14, 2006–March 11, 2007. 20th Century Masters from the Milwaukee Art Museum, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, July 2–August 9, 1994; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, August 11–September 4, 1994; Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, September 10–October 16, 1994; Daimaru Museum, Umeda-Osaka, October 19–November 7, 1994; Chiba Sogo Museum of Art, Chiba, November 26–December 29, 1994; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, January 14–February 26, 1995. The Paintings of George Bellows, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 16–May 10, 1992; Whitney Museum of American Art, June 5–August 30, 1992; Columbus Museum of Art, October 11, 1992–January 3, 1993; Amon Carter Museum, February 20–May 9, 1993. Bellows: The Boxing Pictures, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September 5, 1982–January 2, 1983. Celebrate Ohio, Akron Art Institute, September 27–November 7, 1971. George Bellows: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs, Gallery of Modern Art, New York, March 15–May 1, 1966. George Bellows, H.V. Allison Galleries, New York, May 7–May 31, 1963. George Bellows: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, Art Institute of Chicago, January 31–March 10, 1946. Carnegie Institute, 1936. Whitney Museum, New York, 1935. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1918. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1917. National Academy, New York, 1916.


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