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Alice Neel (1900-1984) was a U.S. portrait painter. She was born on January 28, 1900, in Merion Square , Pennsylvania, and trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. She worked in obscurity for some forty years before becoming recognized as an artist in the 1960s. Her most famous works are distinctive, stylized portraits that often feature her family, friends and neighbors. She died on October 13, 1984, in New York City.
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