If you’ve never seen an Alice Neel portrait live you have not yet fully lived! Please enjoy the wonderful portrait of “Nancy and the Rubber Plant” and visit The Archive to see more of her amazing work.
You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is.. unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far. … Alice Neel
Alice Neel was one of the great American painters of the twentieth century. She was also a pioneer among women artists. A painter of people, landscape and still life, Neel was never fashionable or in step with avant-garde movements. Sympathetic to the expressionist spirit of northern Europe and Scandinavia and to the darker arts of Spanish painting, she painted in a style and with an approach distinctively her own. (from www.aliceneel.com – note that at the time of publication this site is inactive).
You can learn more about Alice Neel at The Archive