John DeCuir

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John DeCuir
BornJune 4, 1918
San Francisco, California, USA
DiedOctober 29, 1991(1991-10-29) (aged 73)
Santa Monica, California, USA
OccupationArt director
Years active1942-1984
ChildrenJohn DeCuir Jr.

John DeCuir (June 4, 1918 – October 29, 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), musicals (such as There's No Business Like Show Business 1954), and comedy (Ghostbusters 1984) 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.

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