Albert Fitch Bellows
Born in Milford, Massachusetts in 1829, Hudson River School artist Albert Fitch Bellows began his career as a student of architecture and was a principal at the New England School of Design. While still in his 20’s, Bellows travelled to Europe and studied art in Paris and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. He settled and established a studio in New York City in 1858.
Bellows was a member of the American Watercolor Society, Brooklyn Art Association, American Society of Painters in Water Color, Royal Society of Belgium, New York Etching Club and was an elected member of the National Academy of Design. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Boston Athenaeum, Exposition Philadelphia, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis World’s Fair, National Academy of Design, Brooklyn Art Association, Boston Art Club and American Watercolor Society, among others.
Bellows’ work is held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Museum of the National Academy of Design, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Quebec and Cleveland Museum of Art, among others.