By Warren Newcombe
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.
This image is entitled "Concord