Alice Neel

Pregnant Woman, oil on canvas, 1967

“I don’t paint like a woman is supposed to paint. Thank God, art doesn’t bother things like that”

“I do not pose my sitters. I do not deliberate and then concoct…Before painting, when I talk to the person, they unconsciously assume their most characteristic pose, which in a way involves all their character and social standing – what the world has done to them and their retaliation”

“Like Chekhov, I am a collector of souls…if I hadn’t been an artist, I could have been a psychiatrist”

Alice Neel

Merion Square, Stati Uniti, 1900 – New York, Stati Uniti, 1984