Art Talk Tuesday
Alice Neel: People Come First
Tuesday, April 12 at 12pm on Zoom
“For me, people come first,” American artists Alice Neel declared in 1950. “I have tried to assert the dignity and eternal importance of the human being.” Neel spent most of her life living and working in New York City, and her work testifies to the diversity, resilience, and passion of the people she encountered there. Ruth Modric, a docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will share paintings, drawings, and watercolors that position Neel as one of the 20th century’s most radical artists and a champion of social justice. These works illuminate Neel’s longstanding commitment to humanist principles that still resonate with the social and cultural politics of our time.