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MESSEL, Oliver (1904 - 1978), Painter, stage set designer, costume designer, interior designer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MESSEL, Oliver (1904 - 1978), Painter, stage set designer, costume designer, interior designer

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 13 January 1904, in London; died 13 July 1978, in St James, Barbados.

Painter (mixed media), stage set designer, costume designer, interior designer, architect.

Oliver Messel's grandfather was leading Punch cartoonist, Linley Sambourne. He studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Art in London from 1922 to 1924. Messel soon became involved in the theatre, receiving commissions

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