Robert Carlton Breer (September 30, 1926 – August 11, 2011) was an American experimental filmmaker, painter and sculptor.
"A founding member of the American avant-garde", Breer was best known for his films, which combine abstract and representational painting, hand-drawn rotoscoping, original 16mm and 8mm film footage, photographs, and other materials. His aesthetic philosophy and technique were influenced by an earlier generation of abstract filmmakers that included Hans Richter, Viking Eggeling, Walter Ruttmann and Fernand Léger, whose work he discovered while living in Europe. Breer was also influenced by the concept of Neo-plasticism as described by Piet Mondrian and Vasarely.
Book written by Christian Lebrat.
A documentary by Frédérique Dévaux and Michel Amarger with 4 bonus films.
A documentary film by Pip Chodorov on the history of experimental film. Includes a 56 page book on the film.