Dextrous Opportunity
1947
23" x 13 1/2"
Painting, Oil on panel
Signed and dated lower left

About the Artist
(1898 - 1980)
Horace Armistead was born in in London, England, where he served an apprenticeship at the Helmsley Scenic Studio before coming to work first in Boston as early as 1925 before then coming to New York City where he wroked for the Metropolitan Opera House. He is best known for his scenic and costume designs for a variety of plays, ballets, and operas in the 1930s through the 1950s. He won a a Tony Award in 1947 for his design for Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium.”

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