Artist and Academy Award Winning Set Designer (Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain)
Dimensions in Frame: 20 X 24 inches (Around 51 X 61 cm)
Dimension of Platemark (image surface): Around 10 X 14 inches (25 X 36 cm)
Warren Newcombe (1894-1960) had a prolific career in Hollywood as a set designer for over 170 films between 1925 and 1957. He created the visual ambiance for some of the great classics of American cinema including ‘Tortilla Flat’ (1942), ‘Easter Parade’ (1948),’An American in Paris‘ (1951) and ‘Singin’ in the Rain‘ (1952). He was also the Director of Set Painting for ‘The Wizard of Oz‘. During the 1940s he twice received the Academy Award for Special EFfects (for Green Dolphin Street and Thirty Seconds over Tokyo).
Newcombe studied art in Boston at the Normal Art School under Joseph De Camp and graduated in 1914. He moved to California in 1918 and began an association with the Mertro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios during the 1920s.
Newcombe’s original lithographs are in many museums and collections in the United States including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.