A documentary that captures the methods and techniques used by Casey Baugh as he creates, in charcoal, the portrait of Richard Schmid. The film takes place in Baugh's New England studio and invites the viewer to enjoy the creative process and in-depth discussions regarding the many layers of a painting and the life of an artist. From retrospective stories told by Richard Schmid to the never-before-seen charcoal techniques by Casey Baugh, this film captures a historic moment in art history and reveals the inspiration and collaboration used to create The Masters Portrait.
1 August 2009 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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The portrait of Richard Schmid was given to him as a token of appreciation for his support with the film. See more
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