This Wednesday 18th April at 6:30pm, as a part of the Outside-in cinema series in Experimedia here at the Library, we will be showing the self-titled documentary on portrait artist Alice Neel.

There are a number of titles in our collection that can be easily requested via our catalogue for perusal within the building. A good one to start with is Pictures of people, an extensive breakdown of her artwork and the forming of her style within the context of the changing world in which she lived.

University Press of New England [for] Brandeis University Press, 1988

Brandeis University Press, 1988

For a more intimate portrait, told alongside the story of her close friend and fellow artist, Rhoda Medary, track down our copy of Collecting souls, gathering dust.

Paragon House, 1991

Paragon House, 1991

Or, to get a more direct idea of her character, check out the interview by Henry Geldzahler with Alice near the end of her life, as contained within the compilation entitled Making it new.

Turtle Point Press, 1994

Turtle Point Press, 1994

And, of course, there are a selection of gallery catalogues to choose from, such as this one from the Georgia Museum of Art in 1975.

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