Artist on Film – Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene, 1940-1970


Directed by Emile de Antonio, 1973, 116  mins

Emile de Antonio's documentary about postwar American painting combines footage of museum shows with interviews with the artists themselves. Besides covering Abstract Expressionism in depth, the film discusses other significant 20th-century art movements, such as color-field painting and Pop Art. Some of the artists who discuss their work include Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Barnett Newman and Helen Frankenthaler.

Introduced by Robert McNab, film-maker and co-founder of the Artist on Film Trust