Synopsis by Sally Barber
The six-part made-for-television Artists' Specials Series is an entertaining and educational collection of children's films. The programs focus on a significant segment of an 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 the program Winslow Homer: An American Original, the famed 19th century painter of Civil War scenes must adjust to a postwar life. Two teenagers who also must rebuild their lives help him. Period costumes and historic sets add realism to the unique biographical portrait. Other videos in the series include Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist, Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons, and Degas and the Dancer. The highly acclaimed series is suitable for youngsters age eight and older.
artist, painting, seascape