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Artists at Work : A Film on the New Deal Art Projects / New Deal Films, Inc.

Other author/creatorFreeman, Morgan, narrator.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©1982.
Description1 streaming video file (35 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Film on the New Deal Art Projects
Contents Introduction: Artists at Work: A Film on the New Deal Art Projects (0:37) -- Artists and New Deal (3:00) -- Artists on WPA (1:52) -- Launching Careers (1:50) -- James Brooks (1:48) -- Art Promotes New Deal (2:03) -- Sculpture and Graphics (1:40) -- Influence on Art (2:29) -- Level of Artistic Freedom (2:12) -- Abstract Art (2:14) -- Native American and American Folk Art (1:13) -- Introducing America to Art (3:08) -- Activism (2:36) -- Cuts to Program (2:03) -- War Ends Arts Program (1:44) -- Hostility to Paintings (1:33) -- Legacy of WPA (1:11) -- Credits: Artists at Work: A Film on the New Deal Art Projects (1:04)
Abstract When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933 during the Great Depression, nearly 10,000 artists were out of work. This program chronicles the New Deal effort to spread "art to the millions" through the country's first comprehensive art education program. The Artists Union and related political activities are explored, as are the destruction and loss of works of art produced under the New Deal Programs. Interviews with Ilya Bolotowsky, James Brooks, Joseph Delaney, Harry Gottlieb, Chaim Gross, Lee Krasner, Edward Laning, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, and Joseph Solman are included, along with archival film, photographs, sound recordings, and original color photography of the works of art.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 12, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Performer Narrated by Morgan Freeman.
Interest grade level 7 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: New Deal Films, Inc., 1982.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number60611 Films Media Group

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