Kind Lady aka House of Menace (1935)

Basil Rathbone plays artist Henry Abbott

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Wealthy and charitable Mary Herries is tricked by aspiring artist Henry Abbott into letting him and ill wife Ada stay in her stately home.
When he invites friends Mr. and Mrs. Edwards to pay a visit, they overstay their welcome as well. Days turn into weeks, making Mary and housemaid Rose increasingly anxious for everyone to leave.
It turns out to be a plot masterminded by the silky and sinister Abbott to steal everything Mary owns. He masquerades as a relative and they as her butler and maid, holding Mary and Rose captive in their rooms. Outsiders are told that Mary has gone on holiday to America and won't return for a long time.
The plot thickens as Rose is killed. The suspicions of Mary's business adviser, Foster, are confirmed when no record of Mary applying for a passport can be found. The police arrive just in time to save her and place Abbott under arrest.
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I'm Watching You (1997)

LoriDawn Messuri plays artist Laura

Andre Wilson plays famous artist Julian Donald

The artist Laura

Artist Laura chats to artist's model Alisha when she first arrives
Laura and Alisha spy on a famous artist in the studios with binoculars
The famous artist 'Julian Donald' at work in his studio
The artist Julian Donald

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The artist Laura is house sitting at a studio in the Foundry Street Art Colony while her friend is away in Europe for 6 months.


Lu bing hua (1989)

Kwan Yuen Wong plays artist Ah-Ming

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A tragic tale of a young 8 year old artist Ah-Ming, who has a great talent and love for painting and drawing. His teacher recognises his talent and wants to enter him into a painting competition, but Ah-Ming's family are very poor and the school choose the mayor's son to represent them. The teacher leaves the school in an act of protest and enters Ah-Ming's work into the competition anyway, which wins the top prize. The ending is however not a happy one for Ah-Ming as he does not live long enough to find out he has won.


A Night of Adventure (1944)

Louis Borel plays artist Tony Clark (as Louis Borell)

The artist Tony Clark invites his old friend Erica back to his studio

The artist Tony shows his old friend Erica one of his drawing in his studio

Tony has painted lots of women for magazines

Tony sketches Erica as they chat

Erica: Whats the question mark?
Tony: Thats me wondering where I fit into the picture

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A wealthy lawyer begins to suspect that his inattention to his fashion designer wife is making her cheat on him. When he discovers the truth he's charged with murder.

Successful attorney Mark Latham neglects his wife, Erica, so she leaves him. Mark tries to win her back, but finds that she is now dating Tony Clair, an artist.
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Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics (1989)

Daniel Stern plays artist Mat

The artist Mat being fired from his office job while wearing sunglasses
Mat making a stalkery artwork from an old love letter from his ex-girlfriend.
Here we see him blowing up the letter using a photocopier

Mat the artist in his studio cutting up the photocopies he has made from his ex's letter to make his art
Mat's ex arrives home with her new boyfriend and they discover Mat's artwork in the fridge
(all the food wrapped in her love letter)

Mat's ex girlfriend also discovers he has made a paper sheet for her bed using her old love letter

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As Good as It Gets (1997)

Greg Kinnear plays artist Simon Bishop

Greg Kinnear as Simon Bishop
Simon Bishop painting
Simon Bishop's 'Wonder Wheel' painting
Simon Bishop's painting in the background
The bedroom studio set up for Simon

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A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Melvin Udall is a misanthropic best-selling romance novelist in New York City, whose obsessive–compulsive disorder has him avoiding stepping on sidewalk cracks while walking through the city, and eating breakfast at the same table in the same restaurant every day. He takes an interest in his waitress, Carol Connelly, the only server at the restaurant who can tolerate his uncouth behavior.
One day, Simon Bishop, a homosexual artist who is Melvin's apartment neighbor, is assaulted and nearly killed during a robbery. Melvin is intimidated by Simon's agent, Frank Sachs, into caring for Simon's dog, Verdell, while Simon is hospitalized.

Simon's paintings for the movie were created by the artist Billy Sullivan


Maze (2000)

Rob Morrow plays artist Lyle Maze

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Maze is a 2000 romance film about a New York painter and sculptor—Lyle Maze (Rob Morrow)—with Tourette syndrome (TS) and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD),[1] who falls in love with Callie (Laura Linney), the pregnant girlfriend of Maze’s best friend Mike (Craig Sheffer) while Mike is away on a long stay in Africa as a doctor.
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The Shape of Things (2003)

Rachel Weisz plays artist Evelyn Ann Thompson

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When Adam, an English Literature major at Mercy College, a fictitious Midwestern college, meets Evelyn, an attractive graduate art student, at the local museum where he works, his life takes an unexpected turn. Never having had success with women, he is flattered when Evelyn shows an interest in him and, at Evelyn's suggestion, begins regular exercise regiment, eats healthier foods, and purchases contact lenses. These initial changes regarding Adam's physical appearance are well-received by Adam's friend Phillip and erstwhile love interest Jenny. Later however, Evelyn cajoles Adam into undergoing plastic surgery and succeeds in persuading him to cut himself off from Phillip and Jenny.
In the penultimate scene Adam learns that he has been part of Evelyn's MFA thesis project, a topic often touched on in conversation throughout the film but never fully explained. Evelyn relates that she had been instructed to "change the world" by her graduate adviser, but that she has chosen to change "someone's world", her academic work ultimately consisting of "sculpting" Adam into a more attractive human being. She presents Adam before an audience of students and faculty as her creation. Accordingly, none of the feelings she has shown him throughout the film are genuine; at no stage in their "relationship" does she fall in love with him; her videotaping of their lovemaking is just a part of the project's documentation. In fact, she announces before a live audience at her gallery opening that she is not going to marry him and the engagement ring he offers her is simply one of the exhibits of her art installation, albeit the "capper to my time at Clarkson."
Publicly humiliated and devastated, Adam confronts Evelyn, demanding an explanation for her actions. She responds by saying that he should in fact be grateful to her, claiming that, objectively speaking, she has been a positive influence on his life, making him a more attractive and interesting person in the eyes of society.
In the final moments of the film, Adam stands alone, surrounded by the remnants of his life before Evelyn. Moving to a camcorder, he watches a section of a tape recorded earlier in the film, a moment in which Evelyn had whispered in his ear what she described as the one "true" thing of their relationship. The film ends as Adam watches and continuously rewinds the tape, listening to Evelyn's truth over and over again.
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