(1932 - 2016)
Desmond Heeley was active/lived in New York / Canada. Desmond Heeley is known for theatre set and costume design, painting.
Biography Desmond Heeley
Following is The New York Times obituary of Desmond Heeley.
"Desmond Heeley, an ‘Alchemist’ of Theater Design, Dies at 85"
By Bruce Weber, June 18, 2016
Desmond Heeley, a celebrated designer for the theater, the opera and the ballet, whose costumes dressed the likes of Laurence Olivier, Beverly Sills and Margot Fonteyn, and whose sets were used in major productions throughout the world, died on June 10 in Manhattan. He was 85.
The cause was cancer, said Philip Caggiano, a friend.
With a painterly eye for beauty and the resourcefulness to create the impression of elegance from the most mundane materials — a glittering chandelier for a 1993 production of La Traviata at the Lyric Opera of Chicago wa
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