(1883 - 1978)
Ben (Benjamin) Carre was active/lived in New York, California. Ben Carre is known for movie set design, regional cityscape watercolor painting.
Biography Ben Carre
The following is from Luanie K.
Ben Carre was born in Paris in 1883. At the early age of 13, he left school and soon was hired to design and paint sets and back cloths for the PARIS OPERA, the COMEDIE FRANCAISE, and CONVENT GARDEN.
This early training in the theater led to Carre's landing a job as an art director for the prestigious GAUMONT FILM STUDIOS. At this stage in the history of film, studios could not afford props, so everything-including furniture and light fixtures-were merely painted on a background. The art director had to be a master of the trompe l'oeil technique.
Soon after joining Gaumont, Carre began painting all his sets in color. He felt this would stimulate the creativity of the actors, directors, an
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