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For over 50 years, painter Katz has bucked the trends and fashions of modern art to present his own style of figure painting. His flat, elegant, and realistic style makes him a pioneer in figure painting but an unsung hero to the general public. This documentary offers an unflinching portrait of a maverick artist. Filmmaker Heinz Peter Schwerfel captures the elusive Katz working in his Maine studio and in his Soho flat. Footage includes Katz laboring over a 32-foot canvas called "The Black Brook"--his largest painting ever. The film mixes interviews, archival footage, and shots of Katz's subjects. The film concludes with a virtual exhibition of 20 paintings.