Installation view of the exhibition Alice Neel: Late Portraits & Still Lifes at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2012.

Alice Neel

Late Portraits & Still Lifes

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of portraits and still lifes by Alice Neel, on view at the gallery's 533 West 19th Street space. This is the second solo exhibition of Neel's work since David Zwirner started representing her Estate in 2008.

With a practice spanning the 1920s to the 1980s, Alice Neel (1900- 1984) is widely regarded as one of the greatest figurative painters of the twentieth century. Based in New York City, Neel chose her subjects from her family, friends, and a broad variety of locals: writers, poets, artists, students, textile salesmen, psychologists, cabaret singers, and homeless bohemians. Her eccentric selection was thus also a portrayal of, and dialogue with, the city in which she lived. Through her forthright and at times humorous touch, her work engaged with ongoing political and social issues, including gender, racial inequality, and labor struggles.

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Painting by Alice Neel, titled Nancy, dated 1980.

Alice Neel

Nancy, 1980
Oil on canvas
41 7/8 x 56 inches (106.4 x 142.2 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Hugh Hurd, dated 1964.

Alice Neel

Hugh Hurd, 1964
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Alice Neel: Late Portraits & Still Lifes

Texts by Tim Griffin and Louise Sorensen Alice Neel (1900–1984) is widely regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the 20th century. Described as “the pre-eminent painter-chronicler of New York bohemia” by Deborah Solomon of The New York Time...

Artist: Alice Neel

With texts by Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator at The Kitchen, New York, and former Editor of Artforum, and Louise Sorensen, this publication presents a selection of portraits and still lifes from the last two decades of the artist’s life, made between 1964 and 1983. Published by David Zwirner / Radius Books.

Installation view of the exhibition Alice Neel: Late Portraits & Still Lifes at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2012.
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Geoffrey Hendricks and Brian, dated 1978.

Alice Neel

Geoffrey Hendricks and Brian, 1978
Oil on canvas
44 x 34 inches (111.8 x 86.4 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Roses, dated 1983.

Alice Neel

Roses, 1983
Oil on canvas
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Richard, dated 1969.

Alice Neel

Richard, 1969
Oil on canvas
60 x 40 inches (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Mary Beebe, no date.

Alice Neel

Mary Beebe
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Painting by Alice Neel, titled Nancy, dated 1980.

Alice Neel

Nancy, 1980
Oil on canvas
41 7/8 x 56 inches (106.4 x 142.2 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Roses, dated 1983.

Alice Neel

Roses, 1983
Oil on canvas
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Stephen Shepard, dated 1978.

Alice Neel

Stephen Shepard, 1978
Oil on canvas
32 x 24 inches (81.3 x 61 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Geoffrey Hendricks and Brian, dated 1978.

Alice Neel

Geoffrey Hendricks and Brian, 1978
Oil on canvas
44 x 34 inches (111.8 x 86.4 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Light, dated 1980.

Alice Neel

Light, 1980
Oil on canvas
50 x 36 inches (127 x 91.4 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Sherry Speeth, dated 1964.

Alice Neel

Sherry Speeth, 1964
Oil on canvas
42 x 28 inches (106.7 x 71.1 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Still Life, dated 1964.

Alice Neel

Still Life, 1964
Oil on canvas
46 x 40 x 3/4 inches (116.8 x 101.6 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Hugh Hurd, dated 1964.

Alice Neel

Hugh Hurd, 1964
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Richard, dated 1969.

Alice Neel

Richard, 1969
Oil on canvas
60 x 40 inches (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Hartley, dated 1978.

Alice Neel

Hartley, 1978
Oil on canvas
52 x 40 inches (132.1 x 101.6 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Lester Cole, dated 1969.

Alice Neel

Lester Cole, 1969
Oil on canvas
42 x 33 inches (106.7 x 83.8 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled David Sokola, dated 1973.

Alice Neel

David Sokola, 1973
Oil on canvas
48 x 44 inches (121.9 x 111.8 cm) 
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Kevin and Andy, dated 1980.

Alice Neel

Kevin and Andy, 1980
Oil on canvas
38 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches (98.4 x 75.6 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Joey Skaggs, dated 1967.

Alice Neel

Joey Skaggs, 1967
Oil on canvas
80 1/8 x 35 7/8 inches (203.5 x 91.1 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Abe's Grandchildren, dated 1964.

Alice Neel

Abe's Grandchildren, 1964
Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (80 x 62.2 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Mary Beebe, no date.

Alice Neel

Mary Beebe
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
A painting by Alice Neel, titled Still Life (Breakfast Table), dated 1965.

Alice Neel

Still Life (Breakfast Table), 1965
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61 cm)

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