Alice Neel (aka Alice Hartley Neel),
(January 28th, 1900–October 13th, 1984)
Portrait of Helen
Ink on paper
14 x 11 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm)
North America, United States
Estate of Clinton A. Rehling '39, by exchange
Alice Neel is considered one of the 20th century’s most accomplished portraitists. She depicted numerous noteworthy figures of her time, many of whom she knew well, without regard for pretense or aggrandizement. This drawing depicts Helen, Alice Neel's sister-in-law, who was married to Peter Neel.