Artists of America Series

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8 videos in this collection

Andrew Wyeth - Self-Portrait - Snow Hill
The authorized biography about one of the greatest painters the world has ever known, Andrew Wyeth. Sensitively narrated by actor Stacy Keach, this intimate self-portrait explores over 60 years of…
A Wyeth Hurd Original - Peter de La Fuente
There is no mistaking the greatness associated with the names of Wyeth and Hurd in the world of American art. Now a fourth generation of artistic excellence has emerged from…
The Life and Art of Bo Bartlett: Heartland
Bo Bartlett painted for many years under the watchful eye of one of America's greatest artists, Andrew Wyeth. A protege of Wyeth, Bo shared a passion and understanding about painting…
Thomas Hart Benton: "The Sources of Country Music"
This award-winning documentary offers a rare opportunity to view one of America's finest artists, Thomas Hart Benton (April 15, 1889 - January 19, 1975), working on the final mural he…
Fritz Scholder: Painting the Paradox
This is an impressionist study of Fritz Scholder (Luseino, 1937-2005), who was one of America's most respected Native American artists. Directed by the best-selling author Paul Perry ("Saved by the…
Walt Owen
Art was a major part of Walt Owen's life for nearly eight decades, and his artistic talent earned him international acclaim. During WW II he was feted as one of…
Myke Morton
Her name, Myke, may surprise you, but her artwork is inspirational. An award-winning Copley Artist who worked in her studio and gallery in storybook, Jackson, New Hampshire, famous for its…
Michael Earney - The Utilitarian Artist
An excellent biography of a British-born artist who fell in love with America's West and now resides in Texas. Viewers will love to view the unique illusions he includes in…

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14 Americans: Directions of the 1970s
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The Last Art Film - How Art is Passed On
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Lucian Freud: Portraits - An Artist Painting
Lucian Freud, now in his 80's, has always been at pains to preserve his privacy. In recent years, as his fame has increased and his eminence as a painter has matured into pre-eminence, the artist has become the object of endless and generally inaccurate press interest. Lucian Freud: Portraits is…
Proteus - An Animated Documentary About Biologist and Artist Ernst Haeckel
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William Kentridge: Anything is Possible - A South African Artist
PBS
Rich in visual imagery and music, this program gives viewers an intimate look into the mind and process of William Kentridge, the South African artist whose acclaimed charcoal drawings, animations, video installations, shadow plays, mechanical puppets, tapestries, sculptures, live performance pieces, and operas have made him one of the most…
Headhunt Revisited - An Artist That Painted Indigenous People in the South Pacific
A timely story of an exceptional woman, a talented artist, and a respectful ally of indigenous peoples whose work continues to inspire artists in her native America and in her beloved Melanesia. In the 1920s, society woman Caroline Mytinger graced the cover of Ladies' Home Journal. A talented portrait painter,…
Exhibition on Screen - Vermeer and Music
Johannes Vermeer [1632 -1675] is a fascinating painter whose life and works are explored here in amazing detail. Filmed in London's National Gallery, New York's Met and other art houses in the USA and the Netherlands, this stunning film explores a collection of Vermeer's finest pieces and delivers a detailed…
Exhibition on Screen - Munch 150
Edvard Munch (1863-1944), is celebrated as the creator of an iconic piece: 'The Scream'. His entire collection of works are equally remarkable and secure his place as a towering figure in modern art. 'Munch 150' is a unique exhibition, which you can now enjoy from the comfort of your armchair.…
Matthew Barney: No Restraint - Creating a Narrative Sculpture
How does artist Matthew Barney use 45,000 pounds of petroleum jelly, a factory whaling vessel, and traditional Japanese rituals to create an art project? Barney plowed the waters off the coast of Nagasaki to film his massive endeavor, Drawing Restraint 9 (2005). The immersive documentary Matthew Barney: No Restraint journeys…
Flexie!: All The Same and All Different - Painter Levine Flexhaug
This documentary is centered on the artist Levine Flexhaug, who painted thousands of the same image while working on the Canadian prairies from the 1930's through the 1960's.
The Secret Life of Lance Letscher - A Portrait of Collage Artist Lance Letscher
A meticulously crafted exploration of Lance Letscher's life and work, which allows audiences an unprecedented look into the mind of one of the contemporary art world's most captivating figures. Featuring more than one hundred of Letscher's collages, sculptures, and installations, the documentary provides a visual feast while offering intimate access…
Shadowman - A New York Artist and His Relationship with the "Art World"
At once an engaging tale of the rise and fall of the former Lower East Side luminary Richard Hambleton, and a searing critique of the commerce-driven art world that discarded him when his work no longer conformed to the trends of the moment. SHADOWMAN opens viewers' eyes to Hambleton's work…