Renee Radell is a consummate colorist with roots in American Figurative Expressionism whose career spans more than 70 years. Best known as a contemporary social commentary painter, her art carries the momentum of America’s rise to super-power status post WWII, a generation beyond earlier Social Realism.
Sometimes satirical, sometimes humorous, often tragic, yet always intellectually piercing, Renee Radell’s pictures convey an acute social consciousness and compassion, incorporating images of life’s journey, hope and hopelessness, conflict and regeneration on her chosen stage. They demonstrate remarkable vitality and are increasingly germane to today’s society.
A figurative painter at core rooted in expressionism, Renee Radell also applies brush and palette to portraits, landscapes, still life, and abstract painting, ordaining each picture with its unique persona. A look at her oeuvre will demonstrate diverse and highly skilled ventures in imagery, materials and personal philosophy.