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Wiard Ihnen

 (1897 - 1979)
Wiard Boppo Ihnen was active/lived in California, New Jersey.  Wiard Ihnen is known for Painting; Art Director.

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Wiard Ihnen


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Born in New Jersey on Aug. 5, 1897, the son of architect, Henry Ihnen. Ihnen studied at the ASL in NYC and in Paris at Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He moved to Hollywood in 1928 and was assistant to David Siquieros on the Plaza Art Center mural in 1932. He had a long career as a set designer and art director for major movie studios. In 1940 he wed designer Edith Head. He died in Los Angeles on June 22, 1979.

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About  Wiard Ihnen

Born:  1897 - New Jersey
Died:   1979 - Los Angeles, California
Known for:  Painting; Art Director