American, 1908 - 1995
McNeil (1908-1995) had his formal training as a painter at The Pratt Institute. There he won a New York Art League scholarship, and in his own words, "fell in love with painting." McNeil pooled ideas from various artists.
From 1932 to 1936, McNeil studied with Hans Hoffman where he got, "the big ideas about space" so that "…he would never have to think about the spatial problem…." Influences also came from Jan Matulka's classes where McNeil learned about structure and solidarity in painting.
Despite the changing trend in art, George McNeil remained steadfast in his exploration and expression of feeling. His paintings are clamorous, luxuriant, colorful, audacious, and dauntless. Figures vibrate across the canvas: bold patterns of disjunctive color, drifts of paint and graffiti.
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