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Alice Neel

 (1900 - 1984)
Alice Neel was active/lived in New York.  Alice Neel is known for modernist portrait and still life painting, sculpture.

Biography   Alice Neel


Alice Neel was born on January 28, 1900 in Merion Square, Pennsylvania and grew up in Colwyn, Pennsylvania before attending the Philadelphia College of Art and Design (now Moore College of Art) from 1921 until 1925.  Her father was a clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad; her mother could trace her lineage back to a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

She always wanted to be an artist.  She is primarily known for the expressive portraits she began to paint shortly after moving to New York City in 1927.  She prefered the term "figure painting" to "portrait" with its connotation of hackwork and flattery.

In 1925 Neel married Carlos Enriquez, a fellow artist who took her to Cuba to live with his wealthy famil   ...  Displaying 750 of 9552 characters.

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