BELLOWS AND DEMPSEY – GRIT AND MUSCLE AND ARTISTRY

Bellows was renowned for his dramatic painting style. Dempsey, like Lindbergh and the Babe, was an icon of his era.

Sketch by George Bellows of Dempsey knocked out of the boxing ring:

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This is a photo of Dempsey working out:

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A portrait of a young boxer:

Dempsey in training

Study of Dempsey’s shoulders by George Bellows:

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