Alice Neal

There is a new documentary about Alice Neel, written and directed by her grandson. There is also a great article about the film and the painter, The Ones You Love: The Art of Alice Neel

Alice Neel has always been an artist I have admired because she was able to capture each sitter's humanity and vulnerability while maintaining her own sense of self and style.

 “I do not know if the truth that I have told will benefit the world in any way. I managed to do it at great cost to myself and perhaps to others. It is hard to go against the tide of one’s time, milieu, and position. But at least I tried to reflect innocently the twentieth century and my feelings and perceptions as a girl and a woman. Not that I felt they were all that different from men’s.” (Alice Neel.com