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Print - Design by Eugene Berman 1945/Collection of Allison Delarue
  • Design by Eugene Berman 1945/Collection of Allison Delarue
    Berman, Eugène, born 1899 - died 1972
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Design by Eugene Berman 1945/Collection of Allison Delarue

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1945 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Berman, Eugène, born 1899 - died 1972 (artist)
    Artvue (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving, printed ink on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.3725-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print of a costume design for a male dancer by the artist Eugene Berman (1899-1972) from the collection of Allison Delarue, 1945.

The original design is part of the Allison Delarue (b.1928) Collection, which is held by Princeton University.

Eugene Berman (1899-1972) was a Russian painter and stage designer. From the late 1930s Berman worked increasingly in the USA, creating designs for ballet and other musical productions, for example for the Music Festival in Hartford, CT, in 1936. During the 1930s Berman followed a more magical, Surrealist style, often reminiscent of the work of Salvador Dalí, a development reflected in his whimsical costume and stage designs for the ballet Devil’s Holiday produced by the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in 1939 . He also expressed his rich fantasy in the fashion designs that he created for the magazine Vogue in the same period. After the 1930s he continued to produce oil paintings exploring the same themes.

Physical description

Print of a costume design for a male dancer by the artist Eugene Berman (1899-1972) from the collection of Allison Delarue, 1945.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca.1945 (printed)

Artist/maker

Berman, Eugène, born 1899 - died 1972 (artist)
Artvue (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving, printed ink on paper.

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm, Width: 9 cm

Object history note

Given to the British Theatre Museum Association by Ivor Guest in January 1962.

Descriptive line

Print of a costume design for a male dancer by the artist Eugene Berman (1899-1972) from the collection of Allison Delarue, 1945

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Print-making; Stipple engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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