icons of 20th-century american art
imagining america
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credits

DIRECTED BY Hart Perry

CREATED BY | John Carlin Jonathan Fineberg Hart Perry

EDITOR | Richard Lowe

NARRATOR | Peter Coyote

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | Karl Katz

synopsis

Imagining America is a three-part PBS documentary exploring the transformation of 20th-century America, told through the words and work of some of the century's most significant artists. By examining the lives and work of such seminal artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol, the film illuminates the evolution of 20th -century American art, from pictorial explorations of our vast natural and industrial landscapes, to abstract depictions of our collective psyches, to complex explorations of lives lived in a noisy barrage of visual, aural, technical and cultural data. 

“sharpens our understanding of the creative spirits in our midst and their complex, essential contributions to our lives.”