Neel, Alice, 1900-1984
Alice Neel (1900-1984) was a painter in New York, NY. She was known for her portraits of New York artists and intellectuals. Neel studied painting at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art and Design) from 1921-1925. She married Cuban artist Carlos Enríquez, and they briefly lived in Havana, Cuba. After the break-up of their marriage, she settled in New York City. During the 1930s she worked for the Public Works of Art Project and the Works Progress Administration, painting scenes of urban poverty and developing her distinctive portrait style. She pursued a career as a figurative painter during a period when abstraction was favored, and she did not begin to gain critical praise for her work until the 1960s. Neel received an honorary doctorate from the Moore College of Art and Design in 1971 and a retrospective of her work was held at the Whitney Museum in 1974. During the last decade of her life she finally received extensive national recoginition for her paintings. Neel was also a notable public speaker and often spoke on the topic of women artists.
From the guide to the Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Artist; interviewee d.1984.
From the description of Reminiscences of Alice Hartley Neel : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741433
Alice Neel (1900-1984) was a portrait painter from New York, N.Y.
Neel studied painting at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art) from 1921-1925. After living briefly in Havana, Cuba, she settled in New York City in 1927. She participated in various Federal Art Projects during the 1930s, painting scenes of urban poverty and developing her distinctive portrait style. Neel received an honorary doctorate from the Moore College of Art in 1971.
From the description of Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594217
|creatorOf||Werner and Yetta Groshans papers||Archives of American Art|
|referencedIn||Cohen, John. Pull my daisy [graphic] : promotional photographs and stills from the motion picture.||UC Berkeley Libraries|
|referencedIn||Clemens Kalischer papers||Archives of American Art|
|creatorOf||Isabel Bishop papers||Archives of American Art|
|referencedIn||Neel, Alice, 1900-1984 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material].||Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library|
|referencedIn||Printed material on Romare Bearden, Alice Neel, and Howard Newman||Archives of American Art|
|referencedIn||Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library audio archive collection, 1969-2004.||Smithsonian Institution. Libraries|
|creatorOf||Slide talk.||Harvard University Archives.|
|creatorOf||Crosscurrents U.S.A. artists' statement : sound recording||Archives of American Art|
|referencedIn||Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel collection, 1976-1999.||Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library|
|creatorOf||Alice Neel papers||Archives of American Art|
|referencedIn||Lenore Seroka photographs||Archives of American Art|
|creatorOf||Neel, Alice, 1900-1984. Artist file.||Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives|
|creatorOf||Learning from performers : sound recordings||Archives of American Art|
|referencedIn||Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001||Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives|
|referencedIn||Women's Project of New Jersey. Records, 1984-2004||Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives|
|creatorOf||Neel, Alice, 1900-1984. [Alice Neel] : artist file||John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library|
|creatorOf||Neel, Alice, 1900-1984. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material.||Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)|
|referencedIn||Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Joseph H. Hirshhorn archival audio collection, 1969-1984.||Smithsonian Institution. Libraries|
|creatorOf||Neel, Alice, 1900-1984. Reminiscences of Alice Hartley Neel : oral history, 1981.||Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries|
|referencedIn||Neel, Alice : Biographical file.||Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center|
|referencedIn||Isabel Bishop papers||Archives of American Art|
|referencedIn||Papers, 1947-2004 (inclusive), 1957-2004 (bulk)||Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America|
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