Pictures of People: Alice Neel's American Portrait Gallery

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dc.contributor.author Allara, Pamela
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-02T17:25:55Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-02T17:25:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-61168-513-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/26050
dc.description Images have been redacted.
dc.description.abstract In this vibrant chronicle of the life and work of the prolific painter and bohemian eccentric Alice Neel, whose career spanned the decades from the 1920s to the 1970s, Pamela Allara highlights portraits that constitute a virtual gallery of American cultural history. While some of Neel’s portraits graced the covers of publications like Ms. and Time, most of her subjects were unknowns—the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the oppressed. Neel, influenced by left-wing politics and modernism, did more than infuse portraiture with a new energy and relevance. By recording the visages of her sitters, she rescued them for history and rendered them witnesses to their time.
dc.format.extent 360 pp. 182 illus. 6 x 9"
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University Press
dc.rights Copyright by Pamela Allara 2013
dc.subject American Art
dc.subject Biography
dc.subject Women's Studies
dc.title Pictures of People: Alice Neel's American Portrait Gallery
dc.type Book
dc.identifier.doi 10.26812/9781611685138


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