Alice Neel documentary

“I always felt in a sense that I didn’t have the right to paint because I had two sons and I had so many things I should be doing..”

An intriguing documentary to ponder on International Women’s Day. The painter Alex Katz described her as ‘an angry housewife’, which is ironic given that she was not married at the time and her house was a studio! Thought provoking. I feel grateful that we’re able to make our choices somewhat more easily in these times. Alice Neel and her children paid a heavy price, yet I doubt she could have made any other choice.

Documentary on Alice Neel viewable on BBC Iplayer Here

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