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Alice Neel : the art of not sitting pretty

Author: Phoebe Hoban
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume is a biography of American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984), 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. This work also is a cultural history of the artistic and political scene in 20th-century New York. Neel was an artist with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alice Neel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phoebe Hoban
ISBN: 9780312607487 0312607482
OCLC Number: 606786103
Description: x, 500 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Studio still life --
Childhood's canvas --
Designing women --
En plein air --
Limbo --
Tropical soul --
(You can go) home again --
Futility of effort --
The bell jar --
Resurrection --
Next stop, Grenwich Village --
The easel project --
A man's a man for all that --
Moving on --
Jose and Spanish Harlem --
More truth --
Enter Sam --
Painting in oblivion --
Domestic dramas --
Monsters and victims --
In the middle of the road --
Romancero Guajiro --
Pull my daisy (from flower to power) --
Their balls are just higher up --
Vindication --
Bowing out --
Last look --
Coda --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Art of not sitting pretty
Responsibility: Phoebe Hoban.

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Chronicles Alice Neel's colourful and chaotic life, from her turn-of-the-century upbringing through her later years as an art world outsider when, with the help of the feminist movement, she was  Read more...

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