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Francis H. Zimbeaux: 1913-2006

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Fine Arts - Visual Arts
Usage rights: Download and retain personal copies in perpetuity.

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  • Growing Up With Art

    Painter Francis Zimbeaux speaks on camera about his birth in France, immigration to the United States and about growing up surrounded by his father's art. He talks about art instruction, emphasizing that being surrounded by art throughout his life was more important to him than formal training. Family photos and examples of his work are included.

    Length: 00:01:45
  • Painting as a Life-Long Pursuit

    Painter Francis Zimbeaux's nephew, Duncan Hilton, talks about Zimbeaux's painting career that began at the age of 19 years and lasted until his death at age 94. He talks about the artist's parents - - a musician and a painter, his family history and his personal history. Hilton discusses several periods of Zimbeaux's work including his "Van Gogh period" when he painted with a palette knife, and his "out-of-the roots" period, dominated by images of nymphs growing out from the branches of trees. Family photos, a self portrait, Zimbeaux's paintings and some of his father's work are featured.

    Length: 00:02:57



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