Oliver Messel in studio, 1940, Image via spenceralleyblogspotcom

Oliver Messel / Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel

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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