Kenneth Doolittle

Alice Neel, American, b. Merion Square, Pennsylvania, 1900–1984
Alice Neel, New York
Richard Neel, New York, to 7 November 1979
Gift of Richard Neel, 1979
Exhibition History
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART, Athens. "Alice Neel, The Woman and Her Work," 7 September-19 October 1975, no. 8, ill.
GRAHAM GALLERY, New York. "Alice Neel: A Retrospective Exhibition of Watercolors and Drawings," 1-25 November 1978.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION TRAVELLING EXHBITION SERVICE, Washington, DC (organizer). "Artists and Models, Portraits from the Hirshhorn Museum, 1984-1987." Tour: ROBERT HULL FLEMING MUSEUM, University of Vermont, Burlington, 5 January-10 February; GARDINER ART GALLERY, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2 March-7 April; GRINELL COLLEGE, Iowa, 27 April-2 June; ALBRECHT ART MUSEUM, St. Joseph, Missouri, 22 June-28 July; BLANDEN MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 17 August-22 September; ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, Little Rock, 12 October-17 November; ANCHORAGE HISTORICAL AND FINE ARTS MUSEUM, 7 December-12 January 1986; SNITE MUSEUM OF ART, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1 February-9 March; ALEXANDRIA MUSEUM, Alexandria, Louisiana, 29 March-4 May; PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART, University Park, 24 May-24 August; CHARLES H. MACNIDER MUSEUM, Mason City, Iowa, 13 September-19 October; UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, Hattiesburg, 8 November-14 December; PARKERSBURG ART CENTER, Virginia, 3 January-8 February 1987; COLORADO GALLERY OF THE ARTS, Littleton, 28 February-5 April. (Unclear whether objects toured to all venues or only some venues.)
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. "Alice Neel 1900-1984," 18 February-14 April 2001. Tour: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York, 29 June-17 September 2000; ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART, Andover, Massachusetts, 7 October-31 December 2000; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 9 June-2 September 2001.
NORDISKA AKVARELLMUSEET, Skärhamn, Sweden. “Alice Neel: Intimate Relations,” 26 May-8 September 2013, p. 18, color ill. p. 19.
Published References
HILLS, PATRICIA. Alice Neel (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983): ill., pp. 42-43.
HIGGINS, JUDITH. "Alice Neel and the Human Comedy," ArtNews 83 (October 1984): ill. p. 73.
DEREN, JANE, RONALD J. MANHEIMER, AND SYLVIA RIGGS LIROFF. Art in Life: A Listener's Guide (Washington, DC: The National Council on the Aging, 1987). [based on "I'm Too Busy to Talk Now: Conversations with American Artists over 70," by Connie Goldman Productions.)
AQUIN, STEPHANE, et al. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: The Collection (New York: DelMonico Books, 2022), pl. 218, p. 242.
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Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Richard Neel, New York, NY, 1979
Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Accession Number
Watercolor and graphite pencil on paper
13 15/16 × 10 in. (35.4 × 25.4 cm)