The Other Brother is a film about the genetics of art and sibling estrangement. Two brothers, estranged since 1948, share an exceptional bond. One is an art-world insider, and one lived alone in a world of art. There are remarkable similarities in their art; there are also clear differences. This story explores their very different lives and the visual thread that connects them.
The younger brother, Tom Flowers (who is now 85), received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his MFA from the University of Iowa. The older brother, Jesse Flowers, joined the service right after dropping out of high school and became a recluse soon after serving as a medic during the end of WWII. He lived in a dirt-floor shack without plumbing.
Tom and Jesse each took a different path in life to get past the harshness of growing up and the distance between them. This book contains a small sample of the large body of art they created over their lifetimes.