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Alice Neel

Drawings and Watercolors

Alice Neel( )
Text by: Lewison, Jeremy
Messud, Claire
Artist: Neel, Alice
ISBN:978-1-941701-13-3
Publication Date:Apr 2015
Publisher:David Zwirner Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

Drawing was a fundamental, stand-alone component of Alice Neel's practice, persistently pursued alongside painting, for which she is primarily known. As a medium, it enabled her to capture the immediacy of her visual experience--whether in front of her sitters or on the city streets--while also affording her a greater sense of experimentation and informality. Neel chose the subjects for both her paintings and drawings from her family, friends, and a broad variety of fellow New Yorkers:...
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Book Details
Pages:120
Detailed Subjects: Art / General
Art / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.243 x 11.115 x 0.702 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds
Author Biography
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Claire Messud was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. She grew up in the United States, Australia, and Canada. She returned to the states when she was a teenager. She did undergraduate and graduate studies at Yale University and Cambridge University.

Messud's debut novel, "When The World Was Steady" (1995), was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award. "The Emperor's Children" was a New York Times Bestseller and was longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, "The Burning Girl" was published in 2017 by W. W. Norton.

She has taught creative writing at Amherst College, Kenyon College, University of Maryland, Yale University, in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers in North Carolina, in the Graduate Writing program at The Johns Hopkins University, and at Harvard University. Messud also taught at the Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She is on the editorial board of the literary magazine The Common, based at Amherst College.

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has recognized Messud's talent with both an Addison Metcalf Award and a Strauss Living Award. She is s a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships.

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