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Documentary on Portrait Painter Alice Neel

Alice Neel portrait

Alice Neel portrait

Arts Alliance America and Arthouse Films Release Fascinating Documentary on Portrait Painter Alice Neel
By Jill Hart

Alice Neel was one of the greatest portrait painters of the 20th century. She reinvented the genre of portraiture by expressing the inner landscape of her varied sitters, including Andy Warhol, Annie Sprinkle, Bella Abzug, and Allen Ginsberg. Painting a diverse cross-section of humanity ~ from Communist Party leaders to art world personalities to her neighbors in Spanish Harlem ~ Neel created a body of work that serves as a social documentation of New York and America in the 20th century.

“Alice Neel,” directed by Grandson Andrew Neel, was the Audience Award Winner at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Bonus features on the DVD include Director’s commentary with Hartley Neel and Richard Neel, Painted by Alice, Communism and Social Consciousness, Alice’s apartment, and The Porsche Story.

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