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THE ART OF GREATNESS (2018) - An I Am Angus Documentary

I grew up in Texas.

I learned early on the importance of livestock, horses and family enterprises that spanned generations.

Not only was the idea of cattle and ranchs big but the animals themselves were large!

The documentary "I Am Angus' is about the Angus Industry, the people who made it great and the portait painter that painted five of their portraits.

Richard Halstead's art depicts the greatness and accomplishments of those five people.

It takes a special gift to be a portrait painter and Richard Halstead has that gift!

Richard Halstead Portrait Painter, Chicago

Richard Halstead Portrait Painter
Richard Halstead Portrait Painter

Artist: Mr. Halstead is a nationally recognized portrait painter and teacher who has been working in both oils and pastels since 1970. His portrait of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, “demonstrates the gentleness and strength, the character and depth of this great churchman,” according to Bernardin’s private secretary, Monsignor Kenneth Velo... from the website:

The Halstead School of Portrait and Figure Art

Portrait Painting and Drawing Classes for the Chicago Area

The only school in metro Chicago that specializes in portrait painting and drawing instruction through part-time art classes and intensive workshops.

Artist Richard Halstead has spent his entire professional career immersed in the subject of portraiture. He is a lecturer and the author of published articles on portraiture as a unique tradition and art form. He has painted commissioned portraits for public figures, universities, corporations and families in the Chicago area, New York, Toronto, and beyond. In teaching portrait drawing and painting, Halstead has attracted students from a broad spectrum of abilities and interests.

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Video from Angus TV


Dec 24, 2018

"A documentary exploring the meaning of greatness through the portraits of five icons in the cattle industry. #IAmAngus A special thank you to our subjects and important contributors for making this film a reality: • Minnie Lou Bradley • Dave Nichols • Tom Burke • Mick Colvin • Dave Hawkins • Richard Halstead • The Saddle & Sirloin Club • The Kentucky State Fair Board Visit to read articles and view photos about these five subjects." from video introduction

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