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Portrait of an Artist - Victor Hugo Zayes

USA, 1993 (MIFF 1993, Youth Film Festival)

Director: John J. Kovacevich

Portrait of an Artist details the process of creat­ing a large oil painting. In the words of the artist, "It's the process that's the exciting part. If you come up with a great painting at the end great. But if not, it's the process — trying to figure out why you're doing what you're doing — that's what keeps you going" - Victor Hugo Zayas

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