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Alice Neel

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Published by Harry N Abrams .
Written in English


  • Biography: general,
  • Individual artists,
  • Painting & paintings,
  • Neel, Alice,
  • 20th Century Art,
  • Photography,
  • Art,
  • Neel, Alice,,
  • ART016000,
  • General,
  • History - General,
  • Individual Artist,
  • 1900-

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7997662M
ISBN 100810913585
ISBN 109780810913585

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Alice Neel (January 28, – October 13, ) was an American visual artist, who was known for her portraits depicting friends, family, lovers, poets, artists, and paintings have an expressionistic use of line and color, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity. Neel was called "one of the greatest portrait artists of the 20th century" by Barry Walker, curator of modern Born: January 28, , Merion Square, Pennsylvania. Jan 01,  · The first part of the book was devoted to essays on Neel's life and works and was the usual art critic's drivel that sounds pompous to the rest of us. The second portion of the book was a fascinating verbatim conversation with some of those who Neel painted. This revealed much more about the artist. The third portion was the collection of plates/5. Alice Neel was a complex person and an important American painter. I learned alot about her from his book, but there were too many lists of works in various exhibits and details detracted from the flow of the book and could have easily been included in notes or an appendix/5. Alice Neel: Painter of Modern Life was a major museum survey of 72 works by Alice Neel. The exhibition travelled throughout Europe through January The exhibition began with early portraits created in Havana and paintings made in the s when the artist was living in New York's Greenwich Village.

Duos: Alice Neel's Double Portraits by Alice Neel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Alice Neel. Alice Neel was born in in Merion Square, Pennsylvania, and died in in New York. With a practice spanning the s to the s, Neel is widely regarded as one of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century. Alice Neel, one of the great portraitists of the 20th century, made starkly honest paintings of relatives, lovers, friends, and neighbors. A successor to the expressionism of Chaim Soutine, Edward Munch, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Neel used distorted drawing and invented color to reveal the character beneath each sitter’s physical worked in obscurity for most of her career Nationality: American. Alice Neel Painter of Modern Life (Book): This insightful catalogue examines anew the full range of Alice Neel's () celebrated paintings of people, still life, and cityscapes. Featuring around seventy paintings spanning the entire length of her career, this handsome book accompanies a major retrospective of her work, and reveals her underlying interest in the history of photography.

Sep 27,  · This groundbreaking book re-evaluates the work of Alice Neel, one of the most renowned American portrait painters of the 20th century This insightful catalogue examines anew the full range of Alice Neel’s () celebrated paintings of people, still life, and cityscapes. Jan 02,  · Alice Neel has never commanded the household-name status of Georgia O’Keeffe or Frida Kahlo, art heroines who have been the subject of multiple biographies. Hoban, whose previous book . Writing the first major book on Alice Neel, Patricia Hills put together a text of her conversations with Neel. In the book Neel talks with charm and wit and utter frankness about her 83 years, most of them lived in New York City. Her riveting portraits, wonderful still lives, and stark interiors, as reproduced in . Apr 20,  · Alice Neel: Painted Truths brings together paintings that demonstrate Neel’s range and ability, along with insightful commentary from four leading art historians. Although the book focuses on her portraits, it also covers the artist’s early social realist paintings and cityscapes, tracing the evolution of Neel’s style and examining themes.