Alexandre Trauner
Date of Birth
Aug 03, 1906
Birth Place:
Budapest, Hungary


Hungarian art director Alexander Trauner originally aspired to become a painter. For this purpose, he left his native Budapest and moved to Paris. But there he instead became the assistant to distinguished French art director Lazare Meerson, the creator of "poetic realism," a studio- (rather than location) based movement of cinematic style. During the early '30s, he worked on many of René Clair's...