Monograph on Alice Neel (1900-1984) - one of the great American painters of the twentieth century and a pioneer among women artists. A painter of people, landscape and still life, Neel was never in fashion or in step with avant-garde movements: “One of the reasons I painted was to capture life as it goes,” she explained, “hot off the grill. .."
The book highlights Neel's understanding of the fundamentally political nature of how we see others and what it means to feel seen.
Long a favorite among portrait lovers, Neel has recently gained an even wider audience in the 21st century, appreciating the searing openness with which she saw the world, the depth of her humanity and her championing of the underdog. The book contains an essay by the well-known critic Hilton Als and poetry by Daisy Lafarge.
The author, Eleanor Naire, is a curator at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.
Dimensions: H: 22 x W: 15 cm
Pages: 152, hardcover
Author: Eleanor Nairne