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Online exhibition

Alice Neel On Paper

Alice Neel On Paper
Selected works

Alice Neel’s works on paper allow us to delve into the artist’s creative process at its most spontaneous. Through their formal immediacy, these works testify to the artist’s unique ability to convey intimacy through art. Neel’s drawings were rarely studies for later canvases, but rather, they held a different and independent place in her practice. While her paintings were generally created with the intention of public display, in contrast, her works on paper were mostly viewed in the private sphere. Alice Neel — On Paper comprises still lifes, memory drawings, and the distinctive portrait style that has cemented Neel’s legacy as one of the 20th century’s most influential American painters. Though they have received less visibility than her paintings, Neel’s drawings are an important key to understanding the oeuvre of one of recent art history’s most complex figures.

This online exhibition ended on 25 September 2021.

Selected works

Related artworks

    Alice Neel

    Woman, 1940

    ink on paper
    29.2 x 22.9 cm, 11 1/2 x 9 in

    Alice Neel

    Siamese Cats, 1950

    ink on paper
    24.8 x 34.9 cm, 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in

    Alice Neel

    Untitled (Dog), 1955

    charcoal and graphite on paper
    30.5 x 45.7 cm, 12 x 18 in.

    Alice Neel

    Hartley and Lushka, 1970

    ink on paper
    71.1 x 56.2 cm, 28 x 22 1/8 in.

    Alice Neel

    Blue House, 1963

    pencil on paper
    34.3 x 25.1 cm, 13 1/2 x 9 7/8 in.

    Alice Neel

    Leaves, c. 1966

    ink on paper
    28.9 x 22.2 cm, 11 3/8 x 8 3/4 in.

    Alice Neel

    John Reclining, 1967

    ink on paper
    27.3 x 35.2 cm, 10 3/4 x 13 7/8 in

    Alice Neel

    John, 1962

    ink on paper
    28.9 x 24.4 cm, 11 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.

    Alice Neel

    Lowry, 1969

    ink on paper
    43.2 x 35.6 cm, 17 x 14 in

    Alice Neel

    Carolyn Robinson, 1974

    coloured ink on paper
    42.5 x 35.6 cm, 16 3/4 x 14 in