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Alice Neel

Directed by Andrew Neel
United States, 2007
Documentary

Synopsis

Director Andrew Neel looks at the life and work of his grandmother, Alice Neel, one of the 20th century’s best portrait artists, in this intimate documentary that uses interviews, photos and art to detail her struggles as a painter and single mother.

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Alice Neel Directed by Andrew Neel

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  • T. J. Harman's rating of the film Alice Neel

    A personal doc about a fascinating woman who also was a great, undervalued artist because she did (GREAT) portraits in the era of abstraction. The plight of being an artist is never too romantized here. There's a good balance of sympathy for people who want to avoid the rat race for the bohemian lifestyle & the inherent selfishness of that desire and the conflicts it creates for that personal & their loved ones.