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Alice Neal: People First

Exhibition March 22 − August 1, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosts an exhibition Alice Neal: People First.

The exhibition features paintings, erotic watercolors and pastels by the Nile of the 1930s, her images of mothers and her paintings of nude figures, whose candor has no precedent in the history of Western art.

People First is the first museum retrospective of American artist Alice Neal (1900-1984) in New York in twenty years. This ambitious project positions Neil as one of the most radical artists of the century, a champion of social justice, whose long-standing commitment to humanistic principles has inspired her life as well as her art, as shown in about a hundred paintings, drawings and watercolors. “People come first to me,” Neal said in 1950. "I am trying to defend the dignity and eternal importance of man."

Based on site materials Metropolitan Museum.