As part of Lydia’s “Armchair Exhibition Series”, she will look at three female artists who are/or were recently exhibited in galleries.
Alice Neel (1900-1984) had the ability to look around her with empathy and immortalise it on canvas. Steeped in humanity, her works portray the most disadvantaged sectors of society: women, immigrants and the jobless. Describing herself as ‘a collector of souls’, Neel worked in New York during a period in which figurative painting was deeply unfashionable. Crowned the ‘court painter of the underground,’ her canvases celebrate those who were too often marginalised in society.
In the series:
Thurs. Aug. 31: Gwen John
Tues. Sept. 19: Alice Neel
Tues. Oct. 10: Berthe Morisot