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Alice Neel, ‘THE SEA’, 1947, Cheim & Read
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Alice Neel

THE SEA, 1947

Oil on canvas
30 × 24 in
76.2 × 61 cm
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New York
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Alice Neel
American, 1900–1984
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Alice Neel, one of the great portraitists of the 20th century, made starkly honest paintings of relatives, lovers, friends, and neighbors. A successor to the expressionism of Chaim Soutine, Edward Munch, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Neel used distorted drawing and invented color to reveal the character beneath each sitter’s physical appearance. Neel worked in obscurity for most of her career, painting a range of locals from salesmen to the homeless, but during the last two decades of her life, she finally gained recognition, receiving many honors and awards. Her later paintings include portraits of celebrity artists like Andy Warhol and Marisol, as well notable people such as Mayor Ed Koch and Bella Abzug.

Alice Neel, ‘THE SEA’, 1947, Cheim & Read
Alice Neel, ‘THE SEA’, 1947, Cheim & Read
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About the work
Alice Neel
American, 1900–1984
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Alice Neel, one of the great portraitists of the 20th century, made starkly honest paintings of relatives, lovers, friends, and neighbors. A successor to the expressionism of Chaim Soutine, Edward Munch, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Neel used distorted drawing and invented color to reveal the character beneath each sitter’s physical appearance. Neel worked in obscurity for most of her career, painting a range of locals from salesmen to the homeless, but during the last two decades of her life, she finally gained recognition, receiving many honors and awards. Her later paintings include portraits of celebrity artists like Andy Warhol and Marisol, as well notable people such as Mayor Ed Koch and Bella Abzug.

Alice Neel

THE SEA, 1947

Oil on canvas
30 × 24 in
76.2 × 61 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
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