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Varnette's World: A Study of a Young Artist

Varnette's World: A Study of a Young Artist (1979)
16mm, color

Filmmaker Carroll Parrott Blue’s profile of L.A.-based painter Varnette Honeywood (1950-2010) presents the artist years before she became famous for works appearing in The Cosby Show’s Huxtable residence.  Blue connects Honeywood’s colorful and inspiring scenes of everyday Black life to her active community involvement, including Rev. James Cleveland’s Cornerstone Baptist Church, arts education projects with local youth and a Black artists collective.

Jacqueline Stewart

Available for research at UCLA

Film Credits

Individual Role(s)
Carroll Parrott Blue Director
Linda Dove Editor
Varnette Honeywood Cast
Daniel Riesenfeld Cinematographer