Alice Neel

(American, 1900–1984)

nancy by alice neel

Alice Neel

Nancy, 1977

nancy and olivia by alice neel

Alice Neel

Nancy and Olivia, 1982

Biography

Timeline

1900
Born in Merion Square, PA. Raised in Colwyn,
1921 - 1925
Moore College of Art ( formerly: Philadelphia School of Design for Women)
1925 - 1927
Lived in Havana, Cuba with husband Carlos Enriquez / First show in Cuba.
1935
Joined WPA/Federal Art Project, Easel Division
1969
Received the Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
1971
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Moore College of Art (formerly Philadelphia School of Design for Women), Philadelphia
1976
Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
1979
Received National Women's Caucus for Art Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art, presented by President Jimmy Carter
1984
Died October 13 in New York

Exhibitions

2013
Alice Neel: People and Places. Paintings by Alice Neel, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (solo)
Alice Neel, nordiska akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn (solo)
To Be a Lady, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapur
Art for Society's Sake: The WPA and Its Legacy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2012
Künstlerkinder, Kunsthalle Emden
We the People, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York
Alice Neel: Late Portraits and Still Lifes, David Zwirner, New York (solo)
2011
Alice Neel: Family, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (solo)
Alice Neel: Men Only, Victoria Miro Gallery, London (solo)
Paintings and Drawings, Aurel Scheibler/ScheiblerMitte, Berlin, Germany (solo)

Literature

2007
Alice Neel: The Cycle of Life, London: Victoria Miro Gallery
2004
Jeremy Lewison, ‘Alice Neel: A Chronicle of Her Times’ in Alice Neel A Chronicle of New York 1950-1976, London: Victoria Miro Gallery
2002
Carr, Carolyn, Alice Neel: Women. Mirror of Identity, New York, Rizzoli Temkin, Ann, ed. Alice Neel. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art
1998
Allara, Pamela. Pictures of People: Alice Neel's American Portrait Gallery. Hanover: University Press of New England
1996
Chadwick, Whitney. Women, Art, and Society. London: Thames and Hudson
1991
Belcher, Gerald and Margaret. Collecting Souls, Gathering Dust: The Struggles of Two American Artists. New York: Paragon House
1985
Castle, Ted, interview with Alice Neel. Alice Neel Paintings since 1970 Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1983
Hills, Patricia. Alice Neel. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Sutherland Harris, Ann, text of lecture by Alice Neel, Alice Neel: Painting 1933 – 1982. Los Angeles: Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University
1979
Munro, Eleanor. Originals: American Women Artists. New York: Simon & Schuster