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date: 02 March 2021

Sharpe, Robert Redingtonlocked

(04 December 1904–14 May 1934)
  • Arnold Wengrow

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Sharpe, Robert Redington (04 December 1904–14 May 1934), theatrical designer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of George Bertram Sharpe, an advertising executive, and Leslie Redington. When he was eight years old, his mother began taking him to the theater in New York, where the family lived. She also encouraged his interest in drawing. As a child, Sharpe made elaborate model theaters that exhibit the qualities of his mature work: vivid color, decorative line, sensuous texture, and a preference for fantasy....

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