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John De Cuir

John DeCuir
Born June 4, 1918
Died October 29, 1991
Occupation Art director

John DeCuir (1918 – 1991) was a Hollywood Art Director and Production Designer known for his elaborate set designs that were illustrated with his own watercolor paintings.[1]

He studied at the Chouinard Art School, joined Universal in the late 1930s, and by the mid-1940s was designing sets. In 1949, he signed with 20th Century Fox where he worked on productions noted for their elaborate sets. At home with dramatic material (such as The House on Telegraph Hill 1951) and musicals (such as There's No Business Like Show Business 1954), DeCuir earned eleven Oscar nominations, winning three: The King and I (1956), Cleopatra (1963), and Hello, Dolly! (1969).

His son, John DeCuir, Jr. is also a production designer.


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • John DeCuir Senior webpage

See also

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