Oliver Messel in studio, 1940, Image via spenceralleyblogspotcom

Oliver Messel /   Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel

United Kingdom 1904 - 1978


Oliver Messel
Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel
United Kingdom
July 6, 2013

Oliver Messel was an English artist and one of the foremost stage designers of the 20th century. After completing his studies, he became a portrait painter and commissions for theatre work soon followed, beginning with his designing the masks for a London production of Serge Diaghilev’s ballet Zephyr et Flore (1925). Subsequently, he created masks, costumes, and sets – many of which have been preserved by the Theatre Museum, London.

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