Edited by Ann Temkin
With essays by Ann Temkin, Susan Rosenberg, and Richard Flood.
224 illustrations (86 in full color)
12 x 9"
Cloth ISBN 0-87633-140-1
Alice Neel (1900–1984) was one of the greatest portraitists and most remarkable women in twentieth-century American art. This catalogue accompanies a landmark exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to celebrate the centennial of the artist's birth. It reviews the full range of Neel's paintings from her early watercolors to the late work for which she finally achieved renown. Three essays by Ann Temkin, Susan Rosenberg, and Richard Flood examine Neel's indirect presence in her paintings, the roots of her work in the culture of the 1930s, and her portrayal of the contemporary art world. The transcript from a roundtable of Neel's sitters and a richly illustrated chronology provide much new information on the artist's life and work.