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Atkinson Grimshaw: Painter of Moonlight

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Uploaded on Apr 19, 2011

A short film looking at the private life and artwork of Leeds-born John Atkinson Grimshaw, who was renowned for his evocative paintings of Victorian city streets illuminated by moonlight.

Interviews with Grimshaw's great-granddaughter April Marsden, biographer Alex Robertson, curator Jane Sellars and contemporary photographer Liza Dracup unpick the story of the man, exploring his tragic family life as well as what inspired him as an artist.

The film has been made on the occasion of Atkinson Grimshaw: Painter of Moonlight at Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate, 16 April -- 4 September 2011, which is part of Art in Yorkshire -- supported by Tate.

For more information about Art in Yorkshire visit http://art.yorkshire.com or download the iPhone App from the Apple App Store (available May 2011).

This film was commissioned by Axis on behalf of Art in Yorkshire -- supported by Tate.

Produced by Kaptur

Commissioned and co-produced by Lucy Bannister
Research by Jane Sellars
Voice of Elaine Phillips by Janice Tomkies

"Atkinson Grimshaw: Painter of Moonlight" is shared via a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

© Art in Yorkshire - supported by Tate & Axis, 2011

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