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.


  • Title: Men of the Docks
  • Creator: George Bellows
  • Date created: 1912
  • Physical Dimensions: 114.3 × 161.3 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • More Info: Explore the National Gallery’s paintings online
  • Inventory number: NG6649
  • 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

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