Alice Neel: Late Portraits and Still Lifes
by Tim Griffin (Author), Alice Neel (Artist)
Alice Neel (1900–1984) is widely considered one of the greatest portraitists of the twentieth century. Published on the occasion of a solo exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, this beautifully designed book presents a selection of portraits and still lifes from the last two decades of the artist’s life. Called “the pre-eminent painter-chronicler of New York bohemia” by Deborah Solomon of The New York Times, Neel remains a hero to many of today’s most influential figurative painters, including Eric Fischl, Elizabeth Peyton and Marlene Dumas--as much for the emotional and psychological intensity of her work as for her exemplary fearlessness.