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Screening & Discussion: director Andrew Neel with broadcaster and art historian Tim Marlow

Thirty years after her death, Alice Neel remains one of the greatest portrait artists of the past century. In this exceptional documentary, Neel’s grandson charts the struggles of her life as a woman artist, as a single mother and as a painter who defied convention.

One of the greatest portrait artists of the twentieth century
Barry Walker, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston

Famed for her unsentimental portraits of New York personalities like Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg, as well as of her friends and relatives, Neel’s work revealed the inner life of her sitters. Andrew Neel delicately examines his grandmother’s complicated relationship with her children and the sudden fame she found in the last years of her life.

An extraordinary documentary which reveals the sacrifices Alice Neel made to live and paint as she wanted.

Director Andrew Neel will join broadcaster and art historian Tim Marlow to discuss the film after the screening.

Director: Andrew Neel

USA 2007, 1h21m, N/C 15+

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Alice Neel, trailer

A short trailer for the film Alice Neel, directed by Andrew Neel, Alice's grandson.

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