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Graham Sutherland

UK, 1954 (MIFF 1955, Odd Birds in the Aviary)

Director: John Read

A film about the distinguished English painter, best known for his portraits of Somerset Maugham, Lord Beaverbrook and Sir Winston Churchill. Sutherland is, however, mainly a landscape artist who treats his subjects in a highly personal and poetic manner which goes beyond surface realism.

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UK, 1958
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A Potter's World - Bernard Leach

UK, 1961
A film about the life and work of Bernard Leach, now in his seventies, who makes his own pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall. Leach, an artist-philosopher who is keenly aware of the deep relationship betwe… More »

Miracle of Youth

UK, 1961
A portrait of Christopher Wren: his major works in Renaissance England, culminating in his masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral. ... More »

Michael Ayrton

UK, 1961
In this B.B.C. art film in "The Artist Speaks" series, Michael Ayrton discusses the philosophy behind his art and the special subjects which form the major themes of his work. ... More »

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