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Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Full Episode

From 1941 to 1978 Charles and Ray Eames, a husband-and-wife team, brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training, she was a painter and sculptor. Together they are considered America’s most important and influential designers, whose work helped, literally, shape the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Having Fun

In archival footage from “An Eames Celebration,” a film for WNET created in 1973, Ray Eames struggles to describe any activities that give her more joy than success in their projects and works. Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Cranbrook

Charles and Ray met at the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, but they also absorbed an approach to design there that had a profound affect on their later work. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the 25th […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Outtakes: Ray Driving

Friends recount that Ray Eames was so obsessed with the visual world around her that she couldn’t keep her eyes on the road. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the 25th anniversary season finale of American […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Outtakes: L.A. Unrestrained

In archival footage from “An Eames Celebration,” a film for WNET created in 1973, Charles Eames describes the city of Los Angeles as an illustration of what happens when design lacks constraints. Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the 25th […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Essay: A Short Biography of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames headed the most creative design office in post World War II America. Frequently photographed in matching clothes, poses, or both, each brought a rich array of talents to their life/work partnership (1941-1978) as well as a contagious enthusiasm for life and art.

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

About the Film

American Masters – Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter presents the first film made about America’s most important and influential designers, Charles and Ray Eames, since their deaths in 1978 and 1988, respectively — and the only film that explores the link between their artistic collaboration and sometimes tortured marriage. Jason Cohn […]