In “Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons,” the Dutch painter (Tom McCamus) takes on a young Jewish boy as an apprentice after the lad rebels against his father, a respected rabbi, who's also Rembrandt's neighbor. Samuel: Mitchell David Rothpan. Saskia: Kari Matchett. Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel: Paul Hecht. Gerard: Sergio Di Zio. Capt. Cocq: Ross Petty. Art: Csongor Kassai.
In 19th-century Spain, a young girl (Jaclyn Blumas) moves in with aging artist Francisco Jose de Goya (Cedric Smith), who teaches her “how to see as an artist.” Leocadia: Shannon Lawson. Javier Goya: Robert Bockstael. Garcini: Jan Filips.
“Monet: Shadow and Light,” traces the friendship between Claude Monet (Stuart Hughes), a struggling artist whose paintings are innovative for his day, and a young boy, who also aspires to be an artist despite his mother's misgivings. Daniel: Trevor Blumas. Annette Fontaine: Maggie Huculak. Renoir: Richard Clarkin. Louis Leroy: Gordon Masten. Camille: Genevieve Cocke.
In “Winslow Homer: An American Original,” the artist (Wayne Best) moves to Houghton Farm to escape his horrific memories of the Civil War and befriends two pesky teens whose lives have also been affected by the war. Gabe: Ryan DeBoer. Fee: Tamara Hope. Miss Harper: Jennifer Gould. Gabe's Mother: Brenda Devine. Jack: Ron Payne. Fee's Father: Clyde Whitham. Gabe's Father: Allan Aarons.
In "Mary Cassatt, American Artist," the painter draws inspiration from Parisian impressionists. Then an unexpected visit by her brother, sister-in-law and their three active children provides unforeseen incentive in her continuing work.
In "Degas and the Dancer," the painter (Thomas Jay Ryan) befriends a ballerina (Alison Pill) who poses for him. Ludovic Halevy: Steve Fretwell. Pauline von Goetham: Kathryn Long. Jules Perrot: Ian D. Clark.
Cast & Details
Premiered: February 14, 1999
Premise: Fictionalized encounters between famous artists and children, designed to entertain and educate young people.