Lazare Meerson
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1900
Birth Place:
Russia

Biography

Art director Lazare Meerson is the father of French poetic realism, a movement that became popular in the late '30s. A native of Russia, Meerson fled the country after the Bolshevik Revolution and after living briefly in Germany. By 1924, he was a resident of France. Looking at contemporary French cinema, Meerson was not impressed by cinematic styles such as naturalism and impressionism. His...