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Who is Alice Neel?
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.
- born on (115 years ago) in Pennsylvania
- nationality: United States of America
- education: Moore College of Art and Design
- profession: Artist, painter, visual artist
- Marriage with Carlos Enríquez Gómez since
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- died on (31 years ago) in New York
- filmography: "Pull My Daisy"
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.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- cinematography by Andrew Neel
- genre: Documentary film
- released in (9 years ago)
- official website: www.aliceneelfilm.com
Alice Neel is an exhibition.
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Encyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)
by Andrea O'Reilly
The contemporary painter Alice Neel (1900– 1984), ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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- Alice Neel, Christy White, 1958, MIA
Oil on canvas
Photo credit: Sharon Mollerus
- Linda Nochlin And Daisy, Detail, Alice Neel
Photo credit: Lori L. Stalteri
- James Farmer, 1964 by Alice Neel, Oil on canvas
James Farmer first experienced racial segregation at age three, when his mother had to explain to him that because he was black he could not buy a soda at a local drugstore. He never forgot that incident. Inspired by the nonviolent protest tactics of Mahatma Gandhi, Farmer helped to found the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in 1942 and began organizing sit-ins to protest discrimination in public accommodations. In 1961 he launched the so-called Freedom Rides to end segregation in interstate transportation and in train- and bus-station waiting rooms. This initiative made national headlines when two buses carrying CORE members were firebombed and the riders beaten by a white mob outside Birmingham, Alabama. Alice Neel pictured Farmer "full of anger" in this portrait, created in 1964, the same year as the murder of three CORE members in Mississippi.
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