A Brush with Stormy Weather

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the National Portrait Gallery presents a double feature: Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman at 2:00 pm and the classic Stormy Weather at 4:30 pm. According to press notes the documentary Brush with Life recounts the career of Biberman, a pillar of the mid-century art scene in Los Angeles, whose portrait of Lena Horne is in the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Following the film, there will be a conversation with its director, Jeff Kaufman. Stormy Weather stars Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Cab Calloway and Fats Waller in the African American film classic. The films will be shown in the McEvoy Auditorium; seating is first come, first served.

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2 Responses to “A Brush with Stormy Weather”

  1. FYI, the film about Edward Biberman’s life, “BRUSH WITH LIFE: The Art of Being Edward Biberman” just came out on DVD, in case any of your readers would like to see it. The section about Edward Biberman painting the portrait of Lena Horne is available at the Organa Boutique. The DVD is for sale there too.

  2. Sorry, I meant to say, that a HD video preview of the section in “BRUSH WITH LIFE: The Art of Being Edward Biberman” that tells the story of Edward Biberman painting Lena Horne’s portrait is available at the Organa Boutique.

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