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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

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.

LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast

Episode 2: Bob Gruen

In episode two of LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast, meet Bob Gruen, who was friends with John and Yoko almost from the moment they arrived in New York City in 1971. Gruen, who has perhaps the most complete record of John’s time in New York. He took the two iconic photos of John Lennon from this period: the New York City t-shirt photo, and John in front of the Statue of Liberty.

I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

Suzhou Museum Photo Gallery

See stunning images of the completed Suzhou Museum, including images of the Chinese garden and rock landscape designs innovated by I.M. Pei.

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Life Through A Lens

Born in 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute intent on studying painting. It was not until she traveled to Japan with her mother the summer after her sophomore year that she discovered her interest in taking photographs. When she returned to San Francisco that fall, she began taking […]

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 […]