Tag Archives: British Cinema

Art & Design in The British Film #29 – Alex Vetchinsky 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Alex Vetchinsky ( 1904- 1980 ) He is an artist of the cinema and does not pretend to be a painter of pictures. His work is never self-conscious and […]

Art & Design in The British Film #28 – Duncan Sutherland 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Duncan Sutherland. (Born 1905 – ) Sutherland is another of those robust and jovial artists; like Vetchinsky, he bothers little about his drawings as such and depends for so […]

Art & Design in The British Film #27 – Wilfrid Shingleton 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Wilfrid Shingleton (1914 – 1983) He is essentially a practical artist and there are few problems in art direction that he would not overcome. Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1948. Conté, […]

Art & Design in The British Film #26 – Paul Sherriff 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Paul Sherriff (1903 – 1960). It was in 1943 that Sheriff made his most memorable contribution to film decor when as Art Director for Laurence Olivier’s `Henry V’ he […]

Art & Design in The British Film #25 – Michael Relph 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Michael Relph. (1915 – 2004) His designs are made in crayon and wash, and as designs show a distinct theatrical influence but when built in the studio become essentially […]

Art & Design in The British Film #24 David Rawnsley 7

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with David Rawnsley (1909 – 1977) 1 One of those luxurious bohemians whom one usually associates with that period in history when Casanova and Carlo Gozzi flourished. He always works […]

Art & Design in The British Film #19 Tom Morahan 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Tom Morahan (1906 – 1969) Tom Morahan is a very true artist and a great fighter for the recognition of the film as a medium separate from other art […]

Art & Design in The British Film # 18 Oliver Messel 2

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Oliver Messel (1904 – 1978) Messel was a Costume Designer and Art Director. He sometimes worked in the Art Department as well as being Production Designer for films. A […]

Art & Design in The British Film # 17 Vincent Korda 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Vincent Korda. (1897 – 1979) (Korda was responsible for the art direction of many UK made films, as well as international productions, and among his many credits are The […]