Research for Daniel Chester French is moving along. In recent days we were able to confirm locations in New York City for the second week of November. First at Roosevelt House where I will meet with and interview Harold Holzer, author of Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French. Roosevelt House, located on east 65th street is an integral part of Hunter College, a public policy institute honoring the distinguished legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
On the following day I scheduled to meet and interview Thayer Tolles, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Painting and Sculpture in The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. During this second interview we’re hoping to learn more about French's enormous contribution to the MET as a trustee and de facto curator of the modern sculpture collection.
A final interview will take place with New York Times contributor Eve Kahn whose recent article Overlooked No More: Hettie Anderson, Sculptors’ Model Who Evaded Fame brough a new perspective to considerations of race and class in the development of our documentary film on French.