The Alice Neel Collection
The ultimate Alice Neel collection takes readers on an expansive journey through the iconic painter's work and life. With a practice spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s, Neel is widely regarded as one of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century.
Phoebe Hoban’s definitive biography of the renowned American painter Alice Neel tells the unforgettable story of an artist whose life spanned the twentieth century, from women’s suffrage through the Depression, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, and second-wave feminism.
Known for her portraits of family, friends, writers, poets, artists, students, singers, salesmen, activists, and more, Alice Neel created forthright, intimate, and, at times, humorous paintings that quietly engage with political and social issues.
One of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century, it is not surprising that Alice Neel was a humanist—she was fascinated by people.
Artists: Alice Neel