Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Alice Neel

I chose to write about Alice Neel because she was widely considered to be a pioneer for women in the arts. She lived and took her inspiration from both Greenwich and Spanish Harlem in the 1930's where she painted her surroundings including the people, architecture, and community. In the 1960's she moved to the Upper West Side in an attempt to "reinvigorate the art world". There she painted artists, curators, gallery owners, political personalities, black activists, and women's rights supporters. The picture here is a painting she did in 1970 of Andy Warhol, done in oil on canvas.

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