Synopsis by Sally Barber
The six-part made-for-television Artists' Specials Series is an entertaining and educational collection of children's films. Programs focus on a significant segment of a famous artist's life. Biographical information is mixed with fiction to create compelling stories reflecting turning points in the lives of revered art world figures. In Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist, children are introduced to one of the country's foremost printmakers and women artists. The story revolves around a visit from Cassatt's brother and his three rowdy children just days prior to an important Paris exhibition, and a meeting with painter Edgar Degas. Other videos in the series include Degas and the Dancer, Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons, and Monet: Shadow and Light. The highly acclaimed series is designed for youngsters age eight and older.
artist, Impressionism, painting