Installation view of the exhibition Alice Neel: Drawings and Watercolors 1927 to 1978 , at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.

Alice Neel

Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Alice Neel (1900–1984). On view at 537 West 20th Street in New York, the works are selected from throughout her career and span five decades. A fully illustrated catalogue by David Zwirner Books, featuring essays by the independent curator and writer Jeremy Lewison and the award-winning novelist Claire Messud, is published to coincide with the show.

Drawing was a fundamental, stand-alone component of Neel's practice, persistently pursued alongside painting, for which she is primarily known. As a medium, it enabled her to capture the immediacy of her visual experience–whether in front of her sitters or on the city streets–while also affording her a greater sense of experimentation and informality. As an exercise, it frequently made its way into her canvases in the form of outlines and delicately sketched backgrounds.

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Dates
February 19April 18, 2015
Artist
A mixed media drawing by Alice Neel, titled Richard, dated 1971.

Alice Neel

Richard, 1971
Ink and gouache on paper
27 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches (69.2 x 50.2 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled The Grandchild, dated 1927.

Alice Neel

The Grandchild, 1927
Watercolor on paper
10 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches (26 x 21.3 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled Carlos, circa 1927.

Alice Neel

Carlos, c. 1927
Watercolor on paper
12 x 7 1/4 inches (30.5 x 18.4 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled Evening in Riverside Park, dated 1927.

Alice Neel

Evening in Riverside Park, 1927
Watercolor on paper
9 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches (23.8 x 29.2 cm)
A mixed media painting by Alice Neel, titled Bathing in a Furnished Room, dated 1927.

Alice Neel

Bathing in a Furnished Room, 1927
Watercolor and pastel on paper
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled Beach at Belmar, New Jersey, dated 1928.

Alice Neel

Beach at Belmar, New Jersey, 1928
Watercolor on paper
9 7/8 x 15 inches (25.1 x 38.1 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled The Intellectual, dated 1929.

Alice Neel

The Intellectual, 1929
Watercolor on paper
10 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (27.3 x 37.5 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled The Stenographer, dated 1930.

Alice Neel

The Stenographer, 1930
Pencil on paper
11 7/8 x 9 inches (30.2 x 22.9 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled Albert and Nellie, dated 1928.

Alice Neel

Albert and Nellie, 1928
Watercolor on paper
11 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches (29.5 x 22.5 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Men from Bleecker Street, dated 1933.

Alice Neel

Men from Bleecker Street, 1933
Pencil on paper
14 x 10 inches (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Mother and Daughter, dated 1927.

Alice Neel

Mother and Daughters, 1927
Watercolor on paper
11 3/4 x 9 inches (29.8 x 22.9 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Kenneth Doolittle, dated 1931.

Alice Neel

Kenneth Doolittle, 1931
Watercolor and pencil on paper
14 x 10 inches (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
A watercolor painting on paper by Alice Neel, titled Alienation, dated 1935.

Alice Neel

Alienation, 1935
Watercolor and graphite on paper
10 1/2 x 9 inches (26.7 x 22.9 cm) 
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Untitled (Alice Neel and John Rothschild in the Bathroom), dated 1935.

Alice Neel

Untitled (Alice Neel and John Rothschild in the Bathroom), 1935
Watercolor and graphite on paper
11 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (30.2 x 22.5 cm)
A pencil drawing on brown paper by Alice Neel, titled José, dated 1936.

Alice Neel

José, 1936
Pencil on brown paper
12 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches (32.4 x 27.3 cm)
A pencil drawing on paper by Alice Neel, titled Kenneth Doolittle (seated), dated 1933.

Alice Neel

Kenneth Doolittle (seated), 1933
Pencil on paper
12 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (31.4 x 23.8 cm)
A watercolor and collage by Alice Neel titled Christopher Lazare, dated 1932.

Alice Neel

Christopher Lazare, 1932
Watercolor and collage on paper
12 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches (31.4 x 23.5 cm)
A pastel drawing by Alice Neel, titled Alice and José, dated 1938.

Alice Neel

Alice and José, 1938
Pastel on paper
11 3/4 x 9 inches (29.8 x 22.9 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled Alice and José, dated 1936.

Alice Neel

Alice and José, 1936
Watercolor on paper
12 x 8 7/8 inches (30.5 x 22.5 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled Woman on a Train, circa 1940.

Alice Neel

Woman on a Train, ca. 1940
Watercolor on paper
9 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (24.8 x 24.8 cm)
A mixed media painting by Alice Neel, titled Woman, dated 1936.

Alice Neel

Woman, 1936
Watercolor, pencil, and charcoal on paper
15 x 10 inches (38.1 x 25.4 cm)
A pencil drawing by Alice Neel, titled Sleeping Boy, dated 1936.

Alice Neel

Sleeping Boy, 1936
Pencil on paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
A color crayon drawing by Alice Neel, titled Support the Union, dated 1937.

Alice Neel

Support the Union, 1937
Color crayon on paper
8 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches (22.5 x 29.8 cm)
One of eight ink drawings by Alice Neel, titled llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), circa 1938.

Alice Neel

llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), c. 1938
Ink on paper
8 works, each 14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
One of eight ink drawings by Alice Neel, titled llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), circa 1938.

Alice Neel

Illustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (The Death of Father Zossima), c. 1938
Ink on paper
8 works, each 14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
One of eight ink drawings by Alice Neel, titled llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), circa 1938.

Alice Neel

Illustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Grushenka and Mitya at the Drunken Party), c. 1938
Ink on paper
8 works, each 14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
One of eight ink drawings by Alice Neel, titled llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), circa 1938.

Alice Neel

Illustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (The Doctor’s Visit to Ilyusha), c. 1938
Ink on paper
14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
One of eight ink drawings by Alice Neel, titled llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), circa 1938.

Alice Neel

Illustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (The Suicide of Smerdyakov), c. 1938
Ink on paper
8 works, each 14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
One of eight ink drawings by Alice Neel, titled llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), circa 1938.

Alice Neel

Illustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Katerina’s Testimony), c. 1938
Ink on paper
14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
One of eight ink drawings by Alice Neel, titled llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), circa 1938.

Alice Neel

Illustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Ivan), c. 1938
Ink on paper
8 works, each 14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
One of eight ink drawings by Alice Neel, titled llustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Karamazov, His Three Sons and the Servant Gregory), circa 1938.

Alice Neel

Illustrations to The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Untitled (Ivan’s Dream), c. 1938
Ink on paper
8 works, each 14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Spanish Mother and Child, dated 1942.

Alice Neel

Spanish Mother and Child, 194213 x 8 inches 33 x 20.3 cm
Ink on paper
13 x 8 inches (33 x 20.3 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Hartley, dated 1943.

Alice Neel

Hartley, 1943
Ink on paper
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (21.6 x 14 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Richard, dated 1943.

Alice Neel

Richard, 1943
Ink on paper
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (21.6 x 14 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Georgie, dated 1950.

Alice Neel

Georgie, 1950
Ink on paper
11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (29.2 x 21.6 cm)
A watercolor painting by Alice Neel, titled Two Girls in Spanish Harlem (Carmen and Hilda), dated 1941.

Alice Neel

Two Girls in Spanish Harlem (Carmen and Hilda), 1941
Watercolor on paper
20 7/8 x 15 1/2 inches (53 x 39.4 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Sam, dated 1941.

Alice Neel

Sam, 1941
Pencil on paper
5 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches (13.3 x 14.9 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Untitled (Bowery), dated 1936.

Alice Neel

Untitled (Bowery), 1936
Ink on paper
10 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches (27.6 x 34.9 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled A Quiet Summer's Day, circa 1963.

Alice Neel

A Quiet Summer's Day, c. 1963
Ink and gouache on paper
13 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches (34.9 x 27.6 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled City Hospital, dated 1954.

Alice Neel

City Hospital, 1954
Ink and gouache on paper
29 3/8 x 22 inches (74.6 x 55.9 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Sam, dated 1958.

Alice Neel

Sam, 1958
Ink on paper
13 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches (34.6 x 26.7 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Sam, dated 1958.

Alice Neel

Sam, 1958
Ink on paper
13 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches (34.6 x 26.7 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Richard, dated 1959.

Alice Neel

Richard, 1959
Ink and gouache on paper
29 1/2 x 22 1/8 inches (74.9 x 56.2 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Sam, dated 1958.

Alice Neel

Sam, 1958
Ink on paper
29 3/8 x 22 1/8 inches (74.6 x 56.2 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Self-Portrait Skull, dated 1958.

Alice Neel

Self-Portrait Skull, 1958
Ink on paper
11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (29.8 x 22.2 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Aaron Kramer, dated 1958.

Alice Neel

Aaron Kramer, 1958
Ink on paper
13 7/8 x 11 inches (35.2 x 27.9 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Death of Mother Bloor, dated 1951.

Alice Neel

Death of Mother Bloor, 1951
Pencil on paper
9 3/4 x 13 3/8 inches (24.8 x 34 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled John Reclining, dated 1967.

Alice Neel

John Reclining, 1967
Ink on paper
10 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches (26.4 x 34.6 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Olivia and Elizabeth, dated 1978.

Alice Neel

Olivia and Elizabeth, 1978
Ink on paper
29 x 23 inches (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
An acrylic painting by Alice Neel, titled Hartley and Ginny, dated 1970.

Alice Neel

Hartley and Ginny, 1970
Acrylic on cardboard
28 1/4 x 22 inches (71.8 x 55.9 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Hartley and Ginny, dated 1970.

Alice Neel

Hartley and Ginny, 1970
Ink and pencil on paper
28 3/8 x 22 1/8 inches (72.1 x 56.2 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Ginny, dated 1975.

Alice Neel

Ginny, 1975
Gouache on paper
39 3/4 x 25 inches (101 x 63.5 cm)
A work on paper by Alice Neel, titled The Family, dated 1978.

Alice Neel

The Family, 1978
Pencil on paper
17 x 13 7/8 inches (43.2 x 35.2 cm) Framed: 24 1/4 x 21 x 1 3/8 inches (61.6 x 53.3 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Stephen Brown, dated 1973.

Alice Neel

Stephen Brown, 1973
Pen and ink on paper
30 x 22 3/8 inches (76.2 x 56.8 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Mary Garrard, dated 1977.

Alice Neel

Mary Garrard, 1977
Ink and pencil on paper
30 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches (76.5 x 57.2 cm)
A drawing by Alice Neel, titled Ginny, dated 1977.

Alice Neel

Ginny, 1977
Colored ink on paper
14 x 16 7/8 inches (35.6 x 42.9 cm)

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