Paddy Flannigan is an oil on canvas painting created by American artist George Bellows in 1908. The painting depicts a young impoverished boy on the streets of New York, which serves as an example of Bellows’ interest in urban themes. He was well known for his depictions related to boxing and baseball, but also was a skilled portraiture painter.
In 1908, Bellows won the Hallgarten Prize of the National Academy of Design for this artwork. This piece is a perfect exemplification of realism techniques and presents rich details that create visual interest to engage its viewers with the subject matter that it portrays.
Currently, “Paddy Flannigan” hangs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and falls under public domain status. This artwork’s popularity has made it possible for interested parties to commission hand-painted reproductions if they so desire.