Vera Klement: A Painter with Great Severity

September 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

At 80 years old, Vera Klement, an oil painter in Chicago, still grapples with the doubts of creating, with wondering what to create next, with creating something that people will understand and connect to. This brief documentary (10 min) follows Vera on a recent project as she paints a portrait in homage to Dmitri Shostakovitch, celebrates her 80th birthday party, and reflects on how she came to paint. Her courage and wisdom are inspiring.

“Really trite things, those are the things that move people,” she says. “But if you paint them with great severity, you can get away with it.”

A nod to Vera and her perseverance.

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