• Runtime: 60m
  • Directed by Shane Seley and Keith Johnson
  • Written by Brian Rose and Molly Bedell
  • Produced by Ed Leydecker, Amanda Curtis Lillig, and Tom Hall

“The American Artist” is a biographical docu-drama about Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham. He was a successful artist, politician, and family man … but it all fell apart. His home, family, career, and life’s work were all but lost as the American Civil War split his world in two. A century after his death, George Caleb Bingham’s work was not only rediscovered, it is celebrated as a National Treasure. His paintings, his politics, his life are a testament to his perseverance, ingenuity, and unwavering determination. An America, long since forgotten, is preserved through his life’s work.