Bold and complex, José Clemente Orozco’s iconoclastic personality and dynamic painting made him the conscience of his generation. A film on his life and his art, AMERICAN MASTERS Orozco: Man of Fire, is directed, written and produced by Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada-Flores. Below, Coyle answers some questions about the film and its fascinating subject: […]
1883 José Clemente Orozco is born on November 23 in Zapotlan el Grande, Mexico, to Ireneo Orozco, a businessman, and Maria Rosa, a homemaker and amateur singer. A few years later, the family moves to Mexico City, where he takes night classes at the famed San Carlos Academy of Art. 1898 Parents send him to […]
Anthony Dominick Benedetto started out in the 1940s as a singing waiter in his native New York. Discovered (and renamed) by Bob Hope while performing with Pearl Bailey, Tony Bennett went on to sell more than 50 million records worldwide. He’s featured in AMERICAN MASTERS Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends. Below, the renowned entertainer […]
Tony Bennett was trained from the start in the bel canto style of singing. It served him well. Bennett has gone on to earn 15 Grammys and to sell more than 50 million records in a career that’s celebrated in AMERICAN MASTERS Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends. Here is a timeline of major events […]
An exhibition of bird illustrations by John James Audubon.
Award-winning director Lawrence Hott answers some questions about the making of AMERICAN MASTERS John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature. Q: You have made many environmental history films, including The Wilderness Idea, Wild by Law and The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced. What is it about Audubon that attracted you? A: Audubon lived at an exciting time […]