How to See the Realism of Alice Neel

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Artist Alice Neel

Alice Neel was painting in New York in the late 1920s.  The magic in her work was her incredible ability to capture the spirit of her subjects so expressively and completely. You can not look at Neel’s paintings as simply a portrait.  They are much more and require the viewer to truly see the person through the artist’s eyes.  She … Read More

Feminist Artists: Alice Neel

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Artist Alice Neel

Alice Neel’s (1900-1984) artwork was always created with intentionality, her paintings reflective of her activism in women’s rights and public works. A forerunning female artist, Alice Neel trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, and was interested in dissecting the social scene of the people around her.  “Whether I’m painting or not,” she said, “I have this overweening … Read More