Portrait photograph of Lee Simonson. Lee Simonson, Carl Van Vechten.
Portrait photograph of Lee Simonson

Scarce Van Vechten Portrait of Simonson scenic Designer

Portrait photograph of Lee Simonson.

November 23, 1933.

1 vols. 9-15/16 x 7-1/2 inches. Scarce Van Vechten Portrait of Simonson scenic Designer. Atelier stamped on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission. Holograph notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative WH/6/17/1. Item #57924

Lee Simonson (1888-1967), a major force in American scenic design, discovered in his youth what the "painters' and designers' vision could do to revivify the theater." A rare Van Vechten image -- no copy exists in the Library of Congress Collection of Van Vechten photographs.

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