Alice Neel: People Come First

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents the exhibition Alice Neel: People Come First, the first retrospective in Spain devoted to American artist Alice Neel (b. 1900, Pennsylvania; d. 1984, New York), thanks to the sponsorship of Iberdrola. The exhibition encompasses Neel’s entire career as an artist through some 100 paintings, drawings, and watercolors, including her most powerful portraits, which are celebrated today for their psychological insight.

The visit begins with some of her early works, such as French Girl (1920’s), believed to have been made when she was at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, and the portrait of Carlos Enríquez (1926), a work with loose brushstrokes that was first exhibited in Havana, Cuba, in 1927.