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Film Details

Color, 11 Minutes
Year Produced: 2009
Producer: Edgar B. Howard
Director/Editor: David W. Leitner

Dorothea Rockburne: An Artist at Work, a FAPE Co-Production

A co-production with FAPE.  Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the United States image abroad through American art, works with the State Department and preeminent American artists to create and donate work for U.S. embassies around the world.

There is no charge for this film; it is available though YouTube via FAPE's website: 


In May 2009, Montreal-born American artist Dorothea Rockburne began work on a mural honoring General Colin Powell and his family, who are originally from Jamaica. The mural depicts the sky over Jamaica on the night General Powell was born.

Rockburne painted the 40x16 foot mural on canvas at the Queens Museum of Art, New York in collaboration with EverGreene Architectural Arts, Inc.

A gift of the artist, Homage to Colin Powell, is part of FAPE’s Art in New Embassies program and was made possible by Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Leonore Annenberg through the Annenberg Foundation and FAPE, with additional funds from the Cobb Family Foundation.

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