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3 Articles by: Billy Anania

Billy Anania is an art critic, editor, and journalist in New York City.

Alice Neel, Painter of the People

The 20th-century American portrait painter Alice Neel was often misunderstood by art critics throughout her career. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new Neel retrospective, “People Come First,” recontextualizes her career as a painter of the human condition whose socialist politics were central to her work.