Biografie von William S. DARLING (1882-1963)

Birth place: Sandorhaji, Hungary

Death place: Laguna Beach, CA

Addresses: NYC; Palm Springs/ Laguna Beach, CA

Profession: Painter

Studied: Royal Academy, Budapest (eight years); Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Exhibited: Laguna Festival of Arts annuals

Member: Laguna Beach AA (pres); Desert Art Center, Palm Springs (pres.)

Work: Nat'l Gallery of Hungary (self-portrait)

Comments: Born Wilmos Bela Sandorhaji, he immigrated to the U. S. in 1910. For thirty years he was the supervising art director at 20th Century Fox Studios and won three Oscars and several more nominations for his settings. Specialty: Nocturnal cowboy and Indian scenes.

Sources: Hughes, Artists of California, 134.

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