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AMERICAN MASTERS: Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray

Airs Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2

New York contemporary art maverick Elizabeth Murray painting.

Credit: Courtesy of © 2003 Sidney B. Felsen

Above: New York contemporary art maverick Elizabeth Murray painting.

Follow the artist’s journey from impoverished childhood to maverick artist, voiced by Meryl Streep

This intimate portrait of maverick painter and printmaker Elizabeth Murray explores the relationship between her family life and career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history.

Excerpts from her journals voiced by Meryl Streep, verité footage and home videos show Murray’s internal struggles and incredible ambition.

Elizabeth Murray: Trailer

This intimate portrait of maverick painter and printmaker Elizabeth Murray explores the relationship between her family life and career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history.

Exclusive interviews with art world luminaries describe the thriving New York art scene within which Murray challenged and captivated her viewers.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Barry Kornbluh, Elizabeth Murray, Dec. 1987

Elizabeth Murray hard at work on “Tomorrow," oil on canvas (four parts).

In 2005, Murray was the fifth woman to be celebrated with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.

Breaking convention, Murray’s paintings still defy efforts at categorization. Through them she made an indelible imprint on the contemporary art world.

Elizabeth Murray on Using Bold Colors

Elizabeth Murray broke barriers in the art world by putting content into abstraction.

This film chronicles her remarkable journey from an impoverished childhood in Chicago to the extraordinary art world of lower Manhattan, before she lost her life to cancer in 2007.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray” cements Murray’s legacy as one of the great painters of our time.

Elizabeth Murray on Being an Artist and Mother

Elizabeth Murray made no concessions, refusing to choose between motherhood and a successful career.

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Credits:

Directed and produced by Kristi ZeaMichael Kantor is AMERICAN MASTERS series executive producer.

Interview with Director Kristi Zea

Watch an Interview with "Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray" Director Kristi Zea.

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