Alice Neel

Alice Neel (1900-1984), one of the great portrait painters of the 20th century, reinvented the genre by expressing the inner landscape of her subjects, who included luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Bella Abzug, and Allen Ginsberg as well as her neighbours in Spanish Harlem. Made by her grandson, Andrew Neel, this very personal film captures her struggles as a female artist, a single mother, and a painter who defied convention. With unlimited access to photos, video, art, and letters, Neel reveals a portrait of the artist consistent with the themes of intimacy, family, and survival that were so central to her work.

Year: 2007
Genre: Documentaries, Art On Film, Docos - Art & Architectures
Country: USA
Director: Andrew Neel
Duration: 83 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language and nudity.
Location in store: Documentary (Art on Film)



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