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List of Famous Scenic Designers

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List of famous scenic designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top scenic designers in the world? This includes the most prominent scenic designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable scenic designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic scenic designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned scenic designers.

List includes Cecil Beaton, Bob Crowley and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known scenic designers to the lesser known scenic designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the scenic designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous scenic designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous scenic designers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, and interior designer, and an Oscar–winning stage and...  more
  • Hubert Edward Hassard Short (15 October 1877 – 9 October 1956), usually known as Hassard Short, was an actor, stage director, set designer and lighting designer in musical theatre who directed over...  more
  • Bob Crowley (born 1952) is a theatre designer (scenic and costume), and theatre director....  more
  • Christopher Inadomi "Chris" Tashima (born March 24, 1960) is a Japanese American actor and director. He is co-founder of the entertainment company Cedar Grove Productions and Artistic Director of its...  more
  • Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark; September 13, 1928 – May 19, 2018) was an American artist associated with the pop art movement. His "LOVE" print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's...  more

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  • Ian MacNeil (born 1960) is a British scenic designer. He won the 1994 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design for An Inspector Calls and the 2009 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical...  more
  • Allee Willis (November 10, 1947 - December 24, 2019) is an American songwriter, artist, set designer, multimedia artist, writer, collector, and director. Willis has won two Grammy Awards from three...  more
  • Anthony John Walton (born 24 October 1934) is an English set and costume designer. Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. He began his career in 1957 with the stage design for Noël...  more
  • Marilyn Vance is an American costume designer and filmmaker....  more
  • Carson Wilford Leach (August 26, 1929 – June 18, 1988) was a Tony Award-winning American theatre director, set designer, film director, screenwriter, and professor....  more
  • Oliver Smith (February 13, 1918 – January 23, 1994) was an American scenic designer and interior designer....  more
  • Santo Richard Loquasto (born July 26, 1944) is an American production designer, scenic designer, and costume designer for stage, film, and dance.His work has included the films Big, Radio Days, Cafe...  more
  • Genevieve Blanchett is a production designer....  more
  • Ali Rafie (January 11, 1938) (Persian: علی رفیعی‎)is an Iranian theatre and cinema director and stage designer....  more
  • Howard Bay (May 3, 1912– November 21, 1986, New York City) was an American scenic, lighting and costume designer for stage, opera and film. He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design twice....  more
  • Christine Jones is an American scenic designer on Broadway. Her best-known designs include Spring Awakening and American Idiot. In 2010, she created an experimental, two-week project called Theatre...  more
  • Scott Pask is an American scenic designer. He has worked primarily on stage productions in the United States, on Broadway and Off-Broadway, and in regional theatre, as well as in the United Kingdom....  more
  • Will Steven Armstrong was a production designer....  more
  • Arthur Law may refer to: Arthur Law (playwright) (1844–1913), English playwright, actor and scenic designer Arthur Law (field hockey), Welsh field hockey player Arthur Law (politician), British...  more
  • Pier Luigi Pizzi (born 15 June 1930) is an Italian opera director, set and costume designer....  more
  • Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu (born 6 July 1930) is a leading film director, stage designer and art director from India. He is best known for his directorial Garam Hawa (1973), which was based on the...  more
  • Rouben Ter-Arutunian (July 24, 1920 – October 17, 1992) was a costume and scenic designer for dance, opera, theater and television....  more
  • Inigo Jones is the first significant English architect of the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings. He left his mark on London by...  more
  • Anna Louizos is a film art director....  more
  • Christopher Oram is a British theatre set and costume designer....  more