Synopsis by Sally Barber
The Artists of America series takes viewers into the personal world of some of the art community's most revered citizens. Ten programs delve into the life, philosophy, and works of the nation's greatest painters and sculptors. The two-part program Andrew Wyeth -- Self-Portrait -- Snow Hill provides an intimate biography of the contemporary painter whose landscapes and sensitive portraits generated international acclaim. Wyeth is best-known for his classic painting Christina's World, as well as The Patriot, Maiden Hair, and Distant Thunder. This authorized documentary recounts 60 years of the artist's career, fusing looks at Wyeth's paintings with family photos, home movies, and rare footage of the artist. Other programs in the series include Hibel's Russian Palette, Fritz Scholder: Painting the Paradox, Michael Earney: The Utilitarian Artist, Rita Blitt: Dancing Hands and "Flag", and others.