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George McNeil

 (1908 - 1995)
George Joseph McNeil was active/lived in New York.  George McNeil is known for figurative expression, graphics.

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 compositions.

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   ...  Displaying 750 of 7717 characters.

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About  George McNeil

Born:  1908 - New York City
Died:   1995 - Brooklyn, New York
Known for:  figurative expression, graphics