You are viewing a famous oil painting, The Fish Wharf, Matinicus Island by George Wesley Bellows. The original masterpiece oil painting was painted in 1916. Our artists will meticulously hand paint a reproduction oil painting of The Fish Wharf, Matinicus Island by George Wesley Bellows detail by detail, color by color as close to the original oil painting as possible. Our reproduction oil paintings are all hand painted fine art with no printing involved. Don't settle for a print when a genuine reproduction oil painting will add sophistication to any room and will be admired by many.
George Bellows said regarding his art "The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful." and "The ideal artist is he who knows everything, feels everything, experiences everything, and retains his experience in a spirit of wonder and feeds upon it with creative lust..." He also said "Art strives for form, and hopes for beauty." George Bellows was the strongest American realist painter in the first decades of the twentieth century. His art spans the gap between the art of 19th-century masters of psychological realism that created popular stereotypes and the art of big American realists, later in the mid-twentieth century. Bellows developed a strong social conscious and eventually took the characteristics of exploring the extremes of New York life. Painting realistic portraits of everyday urban life, he returned to vigorous sporting images: boxing, polo, and tennis. They were rendered in an anti-academic technique that some found unsuitable and crude, but others perceived as expressionistically bold, accurate, and important, documents of the time. For his audience, his art was about "real life." You can purchase this reproduction oil painting framed or unframed in any size and it will certainly grace your wall for many years to come.