Principal photography has begun on our latest project, a feature length documentary “The Last Old Master.” The film will explore the life and work of portrait painter Ralph Wolfe Cowan.
Named the top portrait painter by expert Warren Perry in 2009 during a lecture at the National Portrait Galley in Washington D.C., Cowan has painted the portraits of more reigning monarchs than any other painter. His light jovial personality juxtaposed with his serious mastery of art will be captured in the documentary.
“Portraiture also celebrates the love between friends and within families. It is a great privilege to be a part of history and people’s lives through art.”
Among the lives that Cowan has entered through painting are United States Presidents Reagan, Carter, Johnson, and Kennedy. Rulers in Saudi Arabia, Monaco, Chile, Brunei and others have also commissioned Cowan’s skill.
Famous artists have also been drawn to him including Elvis Presley whose portrait by Cowan is the only the renown musician is said to have allowed to hang in Graceland. Other celebrities in his portfolio include Liz Taylor, Michael Jackson and Kenny Rodgers.
“When painting a subject I look for the right expression and the best angles to present them…. The love I give them is through brilliant brushwork.”
Prepare to examine not only Cowan’s brushwork but the heart behind his work in “The Last Old Master.”