Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist, writer, children’s book author and illustrator JARRETT J. KROSSOCZKA. He has a brand new book coming out, OLLIE THE PURPLE ELEPHANT; a new volume of his very popular LUNCH LADY series of graphic novels; a beautiful e-book of his sketches and if all that wasn’t enough a ten year retrospective of his work will be at the Worcester Art Museum’s education Wing October 11-November 13! Titled MONKEY BOY TO LUNCH LADY , a very special “celebration, book signing and more” event will be had at the museum on OCTOBER 23 from 1-4PM. See: http://www.studiojjk.com/10yearretrospective.html
“The road I pursued, and the road that keeps you an artist, is that no matter what happens to you, you still keep on painting.” Alice Neel was on of the great painters of the Twentieth Century, often focusing on intimate portraits that revealed the inner life of her subjects. Well established as a Social Realist painter in the 1920s, she continued to paint in her own style through the ravages of the depression, a series of great personal tragedies and even a period of many years when Abstract Expressionism was the rage and her work was ignored by the art galleries. But by the early 1960s, she experienced an extraordinary comeback and the 1970s represent the pinnacle of her career. Always independent and the quintessential bohemian, the life of Alice Neel is the story of a great artist who persevered and always kept painting. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with culture and arts writer PHOEBE HOBAN about her new monumental, definitive and always fascinating biography ALICE NEEL: THE ART OF NOT SITTING PRETTY.