Oliver Messel was a central figure in 20th Century British design, designing for many plays, musicals, ballets, operas and films as well as wartime camouflage and other textiles and interior decor.
Oliver Messel collection of theatre designs by Oliver Messel, c. 1925c. 1975
© The artist's estate
- Paper & textiles & mixed media
- Art Fund grant:
- £70,000 ( Total: £419,440)
- Acquired in:
- Lord Snowdon through Sotheby's
He is most famous for his work at the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne. The collection includes models, paper designs, photographs, and a few actual costumes and masks.
Earl of Snowdon (artist's nephew).