Wiard Ihnen

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Wiard Ihnen
Born (1897-08-05)August 5, 1897
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Died June 22, 1979(1979-06-22) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Art director
Years active 1923-1960
Spouse(s) Edith Head (1940-1979)

Wiard B. "Bill" Ihnen (August 5, 1897 – June 22, 1979) was an American art director.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of an architect, he first studied his father's profession at Columbia University. He later attended the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Ihnen was married to Edith Head from 1940 until his death from prostate cancer in 1979, aged 81.

Selected filmography[edit]

Ihnen won two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Mordaunt. "NY Times: Wiard Ihnen bio". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  2. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  3. ^ "The 18th Academy Awards (1946) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 

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