Georges Wakhévitch, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Georges Wakhévitch

Russian art director

Date of Birth: 18-Aug-1907

Place of Birth: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 11-Feb-1984

Profession: illustrator, painter, costume designer, production designer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Georges Wakhévitch

  • Georges Wakhévitch (Russian: ??????? ?????????? ???????; Georgy Leonidovich Vakhtevich; August 18, 1907 in Odessa, Russian Empire – February 11, 1984 in Paris) was a French art director. The son of a naval engineer, he immigrated to France in 1921.
  • He was grew up in Paris, where he studied painting.
  • He was an assistant to film director Lazare Meerson in the 1920s. Wakhévitch also designed sets and costumes for the theatre, the ballet, and the opera.
  • His designs usually used vivid colours and successful sets for Covent Garden included Boris Godunov, Otello, Die Meistersinger and London's first ever staging of Verdi's Macbeth in 1960.
  • He also provided Paris in 1956 with new sets for Gounod's Faust, replacing some in use for over half a century. He was the father of avant-garde composer Igor Wakhévitch.

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