Albert Fitch Bellows (1829-1883)

Alfred Fitch Bellows
Bygone Highway

etching on silk
signed l.l., plate
11 1/2 X 8 3/4 inches


Bellows was a Massachusetts artist who studied architecture but became a major 19th century landscape/genre painter and printmaker. He studied in Paris, France, and in Belgium. In the late 1870s and early 1880s, Bellows had a studio in New York City and concentrated on the etching art. He was a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, the Philadelphia Society of Etchers and the New York Etching Club. He was one of the printmakers asked to contribute to the American Art Review.