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Artists of America Series

A series of personal and reflective, biographical documentaries that provide the unique opportunity to meet nine of America's finest and most respected artists, to learn of their lives and to better understand their art. Series: 11 or 13 programs (5 to 60 minutes). Click for more

5. Fritz Scholder: Painting the Paradox - Level 1

05. Fritz Scholder: Painting the Paradox - Level 1

Golden Plate Award -The American Academy of Achievement
Arizona Governor's Award

"Recommended. An excellent introduction to Scholder's life and works; the facts are clearly presented, and more importantly, so are the ideas that make his work exciting. As viewers join the artist on travels around the globe, Scholder's own words and ideas invite them on an intellectual, psychological, and spiritual journey that leads them to a better understanding of his art." -EMRO Review
"Recommended. A fascinating work that captures the soul of the artist." -Dr. Raymond Moody, author of Life After Life
"Recommended. Goes as deep and wide as the work of the artist himself." -Bob Fenster, Film Critic, AZ Republic
This is an impressionist study of Fritz Scholder (LuseiƱo, 1937-2005), who was one of America's most respected Native American artists. Directed by the best-selling author Paul Perry (Saved by the Light and Mastering Miracles) and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday, this illuminating documentary takes viewers around the world with the artist as he searches for the myth and magic that make his art come to life. Although his origins were Midwestern, by the 1970s he became a "major influence for a generation of Native American artists," and his "voyage of creativity" expanded from there. Here we travel with the artist to the Great Pyramids in Egypt to Paris, New York, NY, Santa Fe, NM, and to his home and studio in Scottsdale, AZ, where he personally narrates a tour of his unique surroundings. Viewers get to share in his "voyage of creativity," exploring the artist's world, his works and his thoughts. We learn of his philosophy of living, painting and sculpting, which provides a better understanding of his collection of Egyptian mummies, Indian artifacts and religious objects used in his many series, including Mystery Women, American Indian, Vampire, Monster Love and Millennium. Produced by Fritz Scholder. 05/10DE JSCA 30 min.
Note: An unedited version, Fritz Scholder: Painting the Paradox, is available.

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