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Men of the Docks
George Bellows

Bellows arrived in New York in 1904 where he found rich subject matter in the lives of poor workers in the booming metropolis. Here, day labourers await jobs on the docks of Brooklyn on a grey winter morning. The towers of Lower Manhattan rise in the distance.

Key facts
Artist George Bellows
Artist dates 1882 - 1925
Full title Men of the Docks
Date made 1912
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 114.3 × 161.3 cm
Acquisition credit Bought with a grant from the American Friends of the National Gallery, made possible by Sir Paul Getty’s fund, and by a donation from Mark Getty KBE, 2014
Inventory number NG6649
Location in Gallery Room 41
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