Narrated by Robert De Niro, this documentary is both an explanation of modern art and the story of an artist and teacher of thousands, some of whom are today’s leading artists. A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Hofmann was friend to Picasso and Pollock alike. Hofmann never intended to teach, but necessity forced him to, and he became extremely influential. Of the thousands of artists, writers, and dancers who studied with Hofmann at one time, one place or another, twenty-four are included in this documentary. 2002. 56 min.