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Portrait of the Artist--As an Old Lady

Portrait of the Artist--As an Old Lady

| 27 min

Paraskeva Clark, artist, socialist, feminist, is her own woman at her own cost. This film is a cameo of an irascible and oftentimes touching artist whose work has won her a place in exhibitions and private collections. Born in Russia in 1898, she eventually married a Canadian and moved to Toronto. Because her canvases reflect a strong social conscience, she had to struggle hard to earn a place in the nation's ultra-conservative galleries.

  • director
    Gail Singer
  • producer
    Margaret Pettigrew
    Gail Singer
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
  • cinematography
    Len Gilday
  • sound
    Aerlyn Weissman
  • editing
    Tom Berner
  • narrator
    Germaine Greer


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