John Beckman Overview

John Beckman

Biography

American art director John Beckman worked uncredited behind-the scenes for almost a decade before earning his first screen credit as an art director with Chaplin's black comedy Monsieur Verdoux (1947). Prior to becoming a set decorator, Beckman was an architect. Some of his elaborate work can be seen inside Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian theaters. He had no formal training in production design,...