Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait

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Released 1993

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Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait

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1993
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Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait is an Academy Award-winning documentary film about one of America's most renowned painters. During his five-decade career, Norman Rockwell moved between adept social commentary, as when he portrayed the civil rights movement in "The Problem We All Live With," and dreamy visions of the American landscape. This documentary features still images of many of the paintings and magazine illustrations for which Rockwell was famous, while also sharing details about the painter's life through interviews with close friends and family. While the drawings are displayed, art historians describe Rockwell's influence on American painting, while art critics and friends describe how each art piece has a story to tell and a different view of American culture. With narration by Emmy-nominated Mason Adams, this brilliantly executed documentary brings Rockwell and his art to life, and carefully paints both his personal life and his legacy as a social advocate and skilled painter.
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    Arts, Documentary

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    Painting, Biography