006) ALICE NEEL: PORTRAITS, POLITICS AND POWER
 

Although mostly unheralded, Alice Neel was one of the great American painters of the 20th Century and a pioneer among women artists. A painter of people, landscape and still life, Neel was never fashionable or in step with avant-garde movements. When abstract expressionism and pop art were all the rage, she painted in a style and with an approach distinctively her own. Come and hear about her unconventional life and her remarkable career, and see many examples of her unique and sometimes shocking paintings.