RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 421948429 LA English T1 Alice Neel : painted truths A1 Neel, Alice,, Lewison, Jeremy., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston., Whitechapel Art Gallery., Moderna Museet Malmö (Sweden), PB Museum of Fine Arts ; Distributed by Yale University Press PP Houston [Tex.]; New Haven [Conn.] YR 2010 SN 9780300163322 0300163320 AB This volume presents a survey of the works of American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984). Neel became known for her oil on canvas portraits of friends, family, lovers, poets, artists and strangers. Her paintings are notable for their expressionistic use of line and color, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity. She was unique for her time because she was a portrait painter at a time when this was traditionally the role of a male artist. Although the book focuses on her portraits, it also covers the artist's early social realist paintings and cityscapes, tracing the evolution of Neel's style and examining themes that she revisited throughout her career.