Alice Neel | the artist
Born Jan 28 1900, Merion Square, Pennsylvania, USA.
Died Oct 13 1984, New York, USA.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Neel was born near Philadelphia in 1900 and trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. She became a painter with a strong social conscience and equally strong left-wing beliefs. In the 1930s she lived in Greenwich Village, New York and enrolled as a member of the Works Progress Administration for which she painted urban scenes. Her portraits of the 1930s embraced left wing writers, artists and trade unionists.