Friday, May 4, 2012

Preview Terpning "Portrait of a Storyteller" Film

The full length, 90-minute film Howard Terpning: Portrait of a Storyteller will premiere Saturday, May 12 in Los Angeles at the Autry National Center. Click here to watch the preview

Traders Among the Crow
The film combines the telling of Terpning's life and career along with the creation of Traders Among the Crow. Terpning's story is far richer and entertaining than one would presuppose, an art and success story that could only happen in America. His introduction to the West as a child, two separate calls to duty, an illustration career in which he created some of the most recognized advertising icons of our time, all before his career as a fine artist.

The creation of Traders Among the Crow is as much a part of the film as Terpning's story. Terpning allows us a look behind closed studio doors at his process for creating an original work. A Fine Art Edition  Traders Among the Crow is the canvas that accompanies the The Collector's Edition of his new book A Tribute to the Plains People .

The film premiere is part of the opening weekend for A Tribute to the Plains People, a 90-piece retrospective of Terpning's western masterpieces. It will be on display at The Autry National Center in Griffiths Park, Los Angeles, CA, May 12-July 7.