Just because: Childe Hassam at work in 1931

TV CAMERA“Childe Hassam, Artist: A Short Personal Sketch,” a four-minute abridgement of a fifteen-minute silent educational film about the American Impressionist painter originally produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1932. The painting on which Hassam can be seen working in the film is Long Island Pebbles and Fruit, completed in 1931 and now in the collection of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hassam died in 1935:

(This is the latest in a series of arts-related videos that appear in this space each Monday and Wednesday.)

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