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Alice Neel

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague


Collector of Souls

This first ever Dutch exhibition of Alice Neel’s impressively intimate works will include around seventy of her works. Neel is above all a portrait painter or – as she herself proclaimed – ‘a collector of souls’. Her subjects included not just members of her own extended family (lovers, spouses, children and neighbours), but also celebrated members of the American art world like Andy Warhol, Robert Smithson and Frank O’Hara. Read more.

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Mother and Child (Nancy and Olivia)

Mother and Child (Nancy and Olivia) (1967), Alice Neel. Collection of Diane and David Goldsmith, photo: Lee Fatherree © Estate of Alice Neel

Victoria and the Cat

Victoria and the Cat (1980), Alice Neel. Honolulu Museum of Art, Frederic Mueller bequest, 1990. © The Estate of Alice Neel

Rita and Hubert

Rita and Hubert (1954), Alice Neel. Defers collection. Photo: Malcolm Varon © Estate of Alice Neel

Self portrait

Self portrait (1980), Alice Neel. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © Estate of Alice Neel


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