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Alice Neel Residence

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Former home of Spanish Harlem portrait painter & WPA artist

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : East Harlem
Residential, Historic Site & Museum

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Matt Postal

Alice Neel (1900-1984), the acclaimed portrait painter, worked on WPA projects (Works Progress Administration, 1935-1943) in the 30s and early 40s. During this time, she lived and worked in Spanish Harlem and painted numerous portraits of the people she met and saw on the streets.

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