De Niro casts spotlight on works of his artist father

PARK CITY, Utah: Robert De Niro is best known as an Oscar-winning actor. In a new documentary, he takes on the role of a devoted son as he spotlights his father, Robert Sr., for the influential but not well-known art works he created during New York City’s abstract expressionist movement. De Niro, 70, who has won Oscars for his lead role in “Raging Bull” and his supporting turn in “The Godfather: Part II,” attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Sunday to premiere “Remembering the artist Robert De Niro, Sr.,” a HBO documentary about his father, who emerged alongside such contemporary artists as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

Robert Sr. grew up in a conservative Italian-American family in New York and married fellow artist Virginia Admiral. Actor Robert De Niro Jr. is their only child. The marriage did not last very long

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