Lee Simonson


Lee Simonson

Lee Simonson (June 26, 1888, New York City - January 23, 1967, Yonkers) was an American painter, stage setting designer.

He acted as a stage set designer for the Washington Square Players (1915 - 1917), when it became the "Guild Theater" in 1919, also he became a stage setting staff of the theater.

Literary works

* "The stage is set", 1932
* "Part of a lifetime", 1943
* "The Art of Scenic Design; A Pictorial Analysis of Stage Setting and its relation to Theatrical Production", 1950

External links

* http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9067866


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