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Producer: John Altman
Produced by Master's Mark
Chip Taylor Communications
Music performed by Patty Hall, Doug Green, and others
ISBN 1-57192-185-0
Color documentary / 30 minutes
Artists of America Series
Format: VHS, DVD and other formats
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Welcome to the world of Thomas Hart Benton, one of America's best-known artists. This award-winning documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at Benton at work on what would be his final mural, "The Sources of Country Music." The artist died but two hours after completing it, at age 85. For viewers familiar with the art of Mr. Benton, this intimate portrayal will only magnify their appreciation of his work. Those just being introduced to the world-renowned artist will be amazed to see an artistic work evolve right before their eyes.

Enriching the soundtrack of this biographical film is music from the grass-roots world Benton was portraying in his mural--cowboy ballads, black gospel songs, Appalachian laments, old-time fiddle tunes, and banjo numbers, performed by Patty Hall, Doug Green, Richard Hoffman, Bill Ivey, and the Richard Atwell Gospel Singers.