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Film ID  ACE001
Title  Artists Must Live
Date  1953
Director  John Read
Production Company  BBC Television
Synopsis  The role of the artist in 20th century Britain, the problems faced by artists, (particularly those whose work is less mainstream), and the opportunities offered by sponsors such as the Arts Council and the British Council and commercial companies; work featured is by Keith Vaughan (1912-1976), Reg Butler (1913-1981), Henry Moore (1898-1986), Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), and others.
Minutes  28 min
Full synopsis  ACE001.2 10:00:00 10:10:55 An examination of the role of the artist in Britain today, finding a place in society and earning a living, particularly problematic for painters and sculptors “whose work seems strange and unacceptable”. Sculptures by Jacob Ep
Full credits  The British Film Institute presents ARTISTS MUST LIVE, A B.B.C. TELEVISION FILM. Made in association with The Arts Council of Great Britain. Narrator Basil Taylor; Camera A.A.Englander; Sound Recordist Vernon Phipps; Production Manager Kenneth Rick; Directed by John Read; Produced by John Elliot.

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