New York Gallery Exhibition Highlights Works of Gladwyne’s Alice Neel

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An Exhibition at a New York gallery is highlighting the works of Gladwyne’s Alice Neel, one of country’s most inventive and peculiar portraitists.

An exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York is highlighting the works of Gladwyne’s Alice Neel who is widely considered one of the country’s most inventive and peculiar portraitists, writes Jason Farago for The New York Times.

The painter is known for celebrating the ethnical diversity of Spanish Harlem in her paintings that immortalize it in oil street scenes and portraits of the neighborhood’s residents.

As part of the “Alice Neel, Uptown” exhibition, two dozen of her portraits are on display in the New York gallery. The affectionate and nostalgic collection concentrates on her relationships with fellow Harlemites. The exhibit can be viewed through April 22 with a guided tour available on March 4.

Neel’s work is also on display in Europe. A major tour of her paintings recently closed at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, and will reopen on March 4 at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France.

This tour spans her entire career including her paintings from the 30s, when she was living in Greenwich Village when it was the epicenter of bohemian life that gave rise to Abstract Expressionism, beat poetry, and gay liberation.

Read more about the exhibitions at The New York Times by clicking here.

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