Art Director in History

Historical Events

  • 1996-07-01 Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera

Famous Birthdays

  • 1893-03-23 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • 1908-02-28 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
  • 1909-10-10 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director
  • 1914-04-17 George W. Davis, American art director (d. 1984)
  • 1915-03-17 Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
  • 1920-01-27 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • 1934-10-08 J Carter Brown, Providence RI, art director (Wash National Gallery)
  • 1943-02-26 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
  • 1962-03-06 Valerie French, American animatronics art director
  • 1970-02-27 Matthias Lechner, German art director
  • 1971-01-09 Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director

Famous Weddings

  • 1940-09-25 "Sullivan's Travels" actress Veronica Lake (18) weds American motion picture art director and set designer John S. Detlie (31)
  • 2003-05-24 Actor and film director Kenneth Branagh (42) weds film art director Lindsay Brunnock in a secret ceremony

Famous Deaths

  • 1960-07-26 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
  • 1994-10-17 Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57
  • 2003-07-21 Walter M. "Matt" Jefferies, American film art director (b. 1921)
  • 2005-03-07 John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • 2005-07-26 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
  • 2006-05-24 Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)