Early Life Ferdinand Holder was born in Bern in Switzerland in 1853, the eldest of 6 children. Tuberculosis killed his father and his 2 younger brothers by the time he was 8 years old. As a result, his mother later remarried, marrying Gottlieb Schüpach, a decorative painter who had 5 children from a previous marriage. […]

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Outline Biography This video discusses the life and times of the Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch. Death, love and angst are prominent throughout his life and work therefore, the video may not be suitable for younger children. Edvard Munch was born in Loten in Norway, but lost his mother and sister at a young age. […]

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Frida Kahlo was an amazing artist. Her work explores issues that affected herself with honesty and integrity, which is why her paintings are held in such high regard. She was born in Coyoacan, Mexico City in 1907 and died in 1954 aged just 47. She contracted polio when a toddler and was involved in a […]

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Gustav Klimt The life of Gustav Klimt has its controversial elements, but he is best know for his ‘golden’ paintings. This video covers the life of this famous artist from his humble beginnings in Baumgarten in Austria to his worldwide success. Klimt was prodigiously talented as was his brother Ernst, even from a young age. They […]

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Claude Monet – The Film I created this film of the Life of Claude Monet (35 minutes in length) for use in schools, art societies and art groups. It is suitable for children from around the age of 7 or 8 years old upwards. The film covers Claude Monet’s early childhood and his initial struggles […]

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Vincent van Gogh I created this film of the Life of Vincent Van Gogh (35 minutes in length) for use in schools, art societies and art groups. It is suitable for children from around the age of 7 or 8 years old upwards. The film covers all the major aspects of Vincent Van Gogh’s life […]

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This art history video covers 10 facts you did not know about Claude Monet, the French Impressionist painter. Claude Monet was the leader of the Impressionist movement that in arose in France in the 1870’s. The video is aimed at school children and those interested in art history. It covers many interesting facts about the […]

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This short art history video covers 10 facts you did not know about the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. The 10 facts about Van Gogh’s life covers his prodigious letter writing to his brother Theo who financed the last years of Vincent’s life. Starting out as an art dealer Vincent did not start painting until […]

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Want to know 10 amazing facts about about the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky? Starting with his early life in Moscow and Odessa, he moved to Law School and became a Law professor. But by the time he was 30 he had left teaching and moved to Germany to become an artist. Training in Munich, he […]

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In this art history video about the French artist and painter Henri Matisse, I’ll tell you 10 amazing facts you did not know about his life. Starting his working life as a lawyer he did not start painting until his mid twenties. But his attempts to get trained as an artist was fraught with problems. […]

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