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EXHIBITION IN THE CHAGALL SAAL
July 6 is the 50th anniversary of the set designer, film designer and painter Hein Heckroth's death. He was born in 1901, studied at the Städel and started concentrating on stage design in 1924. He went into exile in 1933 - most of the time in England – working as an architect and stage designer for the British film industry, winning an Oscar for »Best Art Direction« forThe Red Shoes.
He came back to Germany in 1956, in charge of sets, costumes and lighting for drama, opera and ballet at the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt until his death in 1970. He was a formative set designer during Harry Buckwitz' era, which established Frankfurt as a leading European centre for theatre. Heckroth's sets were always influenced by current trends in the arts, because he was a self-employed artist too. He received lucrative offers in film and theatre including Wolfgang Staudte's Dreigroschenoper /Threepenny Opera (1962) and Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain (1966).
Opening date and how long the exhibition will run will appear here when known.