Alice Neel

BornJanuary 28, 1900 (Pennsylvania, United States)
DiedOctober 13, 1984 (New York, United States)

Paintings of Alice Neel

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Alice Neel’s Roses is a rather morbid depiction of such an auspicious flower. Painted in 1983, the work carries a sense of dereliction in the subject. Although it can be categorized as a still life painting, it is contemporary work nevertheless. As a result, it has to carry something that is a definite part of modern psyche. If you noticed art through the post-Second World War period, there was a sense of renewal in the western world. Government expenditures went down, the economy revived in New York, and Alice Neel was rubbing shoulders with people who lived in avant-garde architecture while she was very young. While we can keep profiling a New York artist endlessly, it is also important to notice the rather overused trend […]


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