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ID: 500294112
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500294112

 
Record Type: Person
Kuchar, George (American filmmaker, 1942-2011)

Note: Prolific independent film- and video-maker. Kuchar began producing films with his twin brother Mike Kuchar from age 12 with an 8mm movie camera received as a birthday gift. The brothers later began making films independently of one another and George's 1966 film "Hold Me While I'm Naked," became popular in the New York underground film world. His early films influenced a slightly younger generation of independent filmmakers who were inspired by his ability to create satirical but emotionally effective films on an extremely low budget. His 16mm films are narrative psychodramas, often drawing from pop culture. His work employs humor and colorful or garish production values, but often addresses the subject of loneliness or melancholy. In 1971 he secured a position teaching at the San Francisco Art Institute, which he retained until his death. His classes there provided him with the means to create films using students as cast and crew. When inexpensive consumer video cameras became available in the mid-1980s he began a series of diaristic works which he edited entirely in the camera. His influence extends to generations of independent film and video makers, and it has been said that this influence can be seen indirectly in a wave of do-it-yourself cinema that has proliferated via the Internet.
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Names:
Kuchar, George (preferred,V,index,LCO)
George Kuchar (V,display)
Kuchar, George Andrew (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
filmmaker
film director
teacher
painter
draftsman
graphic artist
illustrator

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Manhattan (New York City, New York state, United States) (borough)
Died:  San Francisco (San Francisco county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   San Francisco (San Francisco county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associate of ....  Malanga, Gerard  
......................  (American poet and photographer, born 1943) [500333173]
sibling of ....  Kuchar, Mike  
..................  (American filmmaker, born 1942) [500294113]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Kuchar, George (I)

Biographies:
(American filmmaker, 1942-2011) ..... [VP Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
George Kuchar ........ [VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kuchar, George ........ [VP Preferred]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFR94029474, accessed 9 December 2009
..............................  Vitello, George Kuchar, New York Times (2011) obit.
Kuchar, George Andrew ........ [VP]
...........................................  Vitello, George Kuchar, New York Times (2011) obit.

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr94029474
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr94029474
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 9 December 2009
....................  Vitello, George Kuchar, New York Times (2011) obit.
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Vitello, George Kuchar, New York Times (2011)
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