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Cab Calloway: Sketches

Steve Brodner Draws Cab Calloway to “Minnie the Moocher”

Stever Brodner creates a second sketch of Cab Calloway to Calloway’s classic hit “Minnie The Moocher” for the documentary AMERICAN MASTERS Cab Calloway: Sketches, premiering nationally Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. (check local listings). Brodner’s completed sketch comes alives and dances alongside Matthew Rushing, choreographer/principal dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In the […]

Cab Calloway: Sketches

Steve Brodner Sketches Cab to “Everybody Eats When They Come To My House”

Watch Steve Brodner create one of the sketches used in the documentary AMERICAN MASTERS Cab Calloway: Sketches to the soundtrack of Cab Calloway’s “Everybody Eats When They Come To My House.”Cab Calloway: Sketches premiering nationally Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). In the New York metro-area the film airs […]

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 […]

José Clemente Orozco: Man of Fire

Career Timeline

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 […]

José Clemente Orozco: Man of Fire

Orozco: Man of Fire

Art is knowledge at the service of emotion. -José Clemente Orozco The life of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), a life filled with drama, adversity, and triumph, is one of the great stories of the modern era. Despite poverty, childhood rheumatic fever that damaged his heart and an explosion in his youth that cost […]

John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature

Career Timeline

1785 Born in Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue (later Haiti) to Captain Jean Audubon and Jeanne Rabine, his French chambermaid 1788 Sent to Nantes, France. Enjoys childhood here, begins interest in the natural world 1803 Leaves France for the United States to avoid conscription in Napoleon’s army. Moves to Mill Grove, his father’s estate in Pennsylvania 1804 […]

John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature

Drawn from Nature

John James Audubon is best known for The Birds of America, a book of 435 images, portraits of every bird then known in the United States – painted and reproduced in the size of life. Its creation cost Audubon eighteen years of monumental effort in finding the birds, making the book, and selling it to […]

David Hockney: The Colors of Music

The Colors of Music

One of the best-known artists of the twentieth century, David Hockney is renowned for his prolific production, high level of technical skill, and extreme versatility. He has achieved renown in a wide variety of media including pen-and-ink drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography. Alongside the quality of his work, his round face and owlish glasses have […]

David Hockney: The Colors of Music

Career Timeline

From painting to photos to collage, lithographs and set design, it seems artist David Hockney has done it all. The AMERICAN MASTERS documentary David Hockney: The Colors of Music explores the painter’s set designs while the timeline below provides personal and career highlights. 1937 Born July 9 in Bradford, England. 1953-57 Studies at Bradford School […]