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Alice Neel was an American visual artist, who was particularly well known for oil painting and for her portraits depicting friends, family, lovers, poets, artists and strangers. Her paintings are notable for their 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 and contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which organized a retrospective of her work in 2010.


Alice Neel is a fictional film character.


"Alice Neel" is a 2007 documentary film about the life of Alice Neel, exploring the struggles she faced as a woman artist, a single mother, and a painter who defied convention. The documentary was directed by Neel's grandson, Andrew Neel.


Alice Neel is an exhibition.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

The contemporary painter Alice Neel (1900– 1984), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education and Human Development (2015)

by Stephen J. Farenga, Immanuel Ness

Edouard Manet, Alice Neel, Jackson Pollack, Georges Seurat, Jan Vermeer); Sculpture: open, closed, soft-art, fixed, time-based, virtual (Alice Aycock, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Fukami Nakamura, ...

Google previewClass in America: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia by Robert E. Weir

Ben Shahn, and John Vachon; and painters Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Alexandre Hogue, Rockwell Kent, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, and Ben Shahn. Numerous sculptures, some of which were unsigned, appeared in public plazas ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York State (2005)

by Peter R. Eisenstadt, Laura-Eve Moss

century, more literal figurative representation found proponents, such as Russian Jewish emigres Moses and Raphael Soyer, who were influenced by socialist realism, innovative modernist realist Philip Pearlstein, and portraitist Alice Neel.

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