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Art discovers America: an American commentary

Creator:
Regency Pictures
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart
Marsh, Reginald
Sloan, John French
Soyer, Raphael
Walkowitz, Abraham
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Date:
1943
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 film reel : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. ; 10 min., 44 sec.
Summary:
Film depicts the new "American masters": artists Raphael Soyer, John Sloan, Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh, and Abraham Walkowitz at work. It traces the history of modern American art back to "the Eight", the group of artists which included John Sloan, and discusses the demand for paintings in the art market.
Produced by Regency Pictures; written/produced by R.T. Furman, Jr.; directed by Hal Frater; photography/co-direction by Alfredo Valente
Note that distortion of soundtrack and film frame exist in the original print. Distortion is not due to faulty transfer or film shrinkage, and could not be corrected through standard conservation approaches.
Citation:
Art discovers America: an American commentary, 1943. Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
Use Note:
Current copyright status is undetermined
Provenance:
This film was preserved, and digital access copies were created, with funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art market
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11442
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Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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