(1908 - 1995)
George Joseph McNeil was active/lived in New York. George McNeil is known for figurative expression, graphics.
Biography George McNeil
George McNeil was born on February 22,1908 in New York City. He studied
at the Pratt Institute, the Art Students League, the Hans Hoffmann
School of Fine Arts and Columbia University. In 1935 he joined the
Federal Art Project of the WPA and in 1936 he helped form the American
Abstract Artists. He was known for his vibrant colors and energetic
McNeil grew up in the East New York section of
Brooklyn in a working-class family of Irish descent that neither
encouraged nor discouraged his interest in art. He took art classes
Saturday mornings at the Brooklyn Museum and by the time he was
sixteen, he was sold on modern art. Later he won a New York Art League
scholarship to Pratt; he went there from 1927 to 1929. He
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