Physical Details: 1 film reel : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. ; 10 min., 44 sec.
Creator: Regency Pictures
Description: 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.
This film was preserved, and digital access copies were created, with funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Forms part of: Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Art discovers America: an American commentary, 1943. Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 11442
- Art market
- Benton, Thomas Hart
- Marsh, Reginald
- Sloan, John French
- Soyer, Raphael
- Walkowitz, Abraham
Availability: This item has been digitally reformattted. It is available by appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations by request.