Exactly 109 years ago today, the American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984) was born. Neel was everything an artist should be—controversial, bohemian, and interesting. Although she's famous—or infamous—for her nude portraits, including "Kitty Pearson" (1973), shown on the right, she also painted portraits of her neighborhoods, such as "Dominican Boys on 108th Street" (1955), shown on the left.
1. Alice Neel had four children, two girls and two boys, with... READ ON