Sitting pretty: how to paint a portrait

United States, 1947

Film
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A dynamic and colorful demonstration of painting a portrait by one of America’s most popular portrait artists, Randolph Coats. A model is posed in various different lightings, before the artist decides on the one which suits his purpose best; then the process of painting a portrait is followed step by step to its completion.

Credits

producer

Randolph Coats

production company

Bell and Howell

Language

English

Duration

00:20:27:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28576

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Models, Artists'

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting - Technique

Crafts & Visual Arts → Portrait painting

Crafts & Visual Arts → Portraits

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

People → Portraits

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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