George and Emma Bellows: The Music In Their Lives

Emma at the PianoGeorge Bellows was a major American painter from the early 20th century.  He is known for his paintings of prizefighters, New York street life, portraits, and landscapes. In addition to his artistic pursuits he and his wife Emma were accomplished musicians.  George was a singer and Emma, a pianist.

Leslie Amper’s talk will be a discussion of the rich New York musical activities in which they participated, with PowerPoint images and sounds of the era. The talk will be presented in June at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as a program related to the George Bellows Exhibition.

The lunch talk will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room.

Spring 2012 Faculty Lunch Talks schedule (pdf)