biography of Marcel VERTES (1895-1961)

Birth place: Ujpest, Hungary

Death place: Paris, France

Addresses: New York 19, NY; Rue de la Faisanderie, Paris

Profession: Painter, illustrator, designer, scenic artist

Studied: Hungary; Acad. Julian, Paris

Exhibited: As They Were" (portraits of celebrities as children) in leading museums in U.S., under the sponsorship of AFA traveling exhibition service. "

Member: Art Lg. Am.; Scenic Artists

Work: MoMA; MusÈe des Artes Moderne, Paris; MusÈe Carnavalet, Paris; Luxembourg Mus. Art, Paris; murals, Dallas, TX; Plaza Hotel, Waldorf-Astoria and Carlyle Hotel, NYC

Comments: Awards: Officer, Legion of Honor, 1955; two Oscars," Academy Awards, for designing film "Moulin Rouge," 1954. Designer, ballets: "La Belle HÈlène," Paris Opera, 1955; scenes: Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus entire show, 1956. Author/illustrator: "The Stronger Sex," "Art and Fashion," "Instants et Visages de Paris;" Limited Editions: "Parallelement," Paris, 1954; "Ombre de Mon Amour," Paris, 1956; "Daphnis et Chloe," Paris, 1954; "…loge de Vertes," Paris, 1953; Art Documents Issue "Vertes," Lausanne, 1956. Contributor: Vogue, Harper's Bazaar.

Sources: WW59; WW47. "

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