Alice Neel Revolutionized Portraiture for the 20th Century. Here Are 10 Works by the Artist Available on the Artnet Gallery Network

Neel is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alice Neel, Rachel Zurer (1961–1962). Courtesy of Cheim & Read.
Alice Neel, Rachel Zurer(1961–1962). Courtesy of Cheim & Read.

Alice Neel (1900–1984) painted portraits of people she knew—her friends and family, her lovers, the artists, poets, and musicians she spent time with. Sometimes, too, she painted strangers—someone who caught her eye in her Harlem neighborhood, perhaps. Or she painted the light pouring into her studio in the afternoon.

Decades after her death, her paintings maintain their arresting charge of politics, passion, and a sense of community—all done in the pulsing colors and lines she used to bring to life people and streets that existed outside the mainstream. Her works are currently the focus of “Alice Neel: People Come First” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is winning the artist’s work broad critical acclaim, and a new generation of admirers. 

For those captivated by Neel’s visionary works, the Artnet Gallery Network is filled with dozens of paintings, drawings, and prints by the artist, which you can inquire about with just a click. Below, we’ve picked out a few of our favorites.

 

Alice Neel
The Great Society (1965)
Aurel Scheibler
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Alice Neel, The Great Society (1965). Courtesy of Aurel Scheibler.

Alice Neel, The Great Society (1965). Courtesy of Aurel Scheibler.

 

Alice Neel
John (1981)
Mojo Portfolio
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Alice Neel, John (1981). Courtesy of Mojo Portfolio.

Alice Neel, John (1981). Courtesy of Mojo Portfolio.

 

Alice Neel
Girl with Pink Flower (circa 1940)
Victoria Miro Gallery
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Alice Neel, Girl with Pink Flower (circa 1940). Courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery.

Alice Neel, Girl with Pink Flower (circa 1940). Courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery.

 

Alice Neel
Light (1983)
Sragow Gallery
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Alice Neel, Light (1983). Courtesy of Sragow Gallery.

Alice Neel, Light (1983). Courtesy of Sragow Gallery.

 

Alice Neel
Windows (no. 2) (1965)
Aurel Scheibler
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Alice Neel, Windows (no. 2) (1965). Courtesy of Aurel Scheibler.

Alice Neel, Windows (no. 2) (1965). Courtesy of Aurel Scheibler.

 

Alice Neel
Portrait of Larry (1953)
Ackerman’s Fine Art
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Alice Neel, Portrait of Larry (1953). Courtesy of Ackerman’s Fine Art

Alice Neel, Portrait of Larry (1953). Courtesy of Ackerman’s Fine Art.

 

Alice Neel
Snow Scene (1938)
Kraushaar Galleries Inc.
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Alice Neel, Snow Scene (1938). Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries Inc.

Alice Neel, Snow Scene (1938). Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries Inc.

 

Alice Neel
Snow Scene (1938)
Kraushaar Galleries Inc.
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Alice Neel, The Accountant (Marvin) (1981). Courtesy of RoGallery.

Alice Neel, The Accountant (Marvin) (1981). Courtesy of RoGallery.

 

Alice Neel
Roses (1983)
Xavier Hufkens
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Alice Neel
Ninth Avenue El (1935)
Cheim & Read
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Alice Neel, Ninth Avenue El (1935). Courtesy of Cheim & Read.

Alice Neel, Ninth Avenue El (1935). Courtesy of Cheim & Read.


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