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From left to right: Alice Neel. “Elenka”, 1936. Oil on canvas. 61 x 50.8 cm. The Metropolitan Museum, New York, Donated by Richard Neel and Hartley S. Neel, 1987   --------  Alice Neel, “Georgi Arce No. 2”, 1955. Oil on canvas. 76.2 x 55.9 cm. Lonti Ebers Collection.

Alice Neel: people first

Exhibition - Painting
Bizkaia

The protest painting of one of the most radical artists of the 20th century, Alice Neel, is the central feature of this exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Neel's painting focused on those who have suffered injustice as a result of sexism, racism and capitalism. Her paintings are reflections of the intrahistory of New York and a struggle for social justice, humanity and people´s dignity. Themes such as the Great Depression, the subsequent wars, the rise of Communism, feminist groups and the defence of civil rights appear in her work, brimming with incisiveness and empathy. She saw herself as a "collector of souls", and portraits, and still lifes and urban landscapes abound in her work.

Alice Neel: people first


Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Avenida Abandoibarra 2

48009  Bilbao, Bizkaia  (Basque Country)