Anton F Grot

Art director
Prolific, distinguished art director, in the US from c. 1905 and one of the most important and gifted designers of the classical Hollywood studio system. After some notable work in the silent era, Grot's career flowered ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1884 in Poland

Filmography

Art Department (21)

Possessed 1947 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Two Mrs. Carrolls 1947 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Mildred Pierce 1945 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Thank Your Lucky Stars 1942 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Juarez 1939 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 1938 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Life of Emile Zola 1936 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Anthony Adverse 1935 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1934 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Captain Blood 1934 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Gold Diggers of 1935 1934 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Baby Face 1932 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Footlight Parade 1932 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Gold Diggers of 1933 1932 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Mystery of the Wax Museum 1932 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Big City Blues 1931 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Doctor X 1931 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Body and Soul 1930 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Little Caesar 1929 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Song of the Flame 1929 (Movie)

(Set Designer)

A Ship Comes In 1927 (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Biography

Prolific, distinguished art director, in the US from c. 1905 and one of the most important and gifted designers of the classical Hollywood studio system. After some notable work in the silent era, Grot's career flowered in the 1930s and 40s, when he had a huge influence on the distinctive look of the often gritty product at Warner Brothers as the studio's head of art direction and set decoration. Grot showed imagination and flair for harsh realism, Expressionistic horror and ornate romantic moods alike. He designed films across a wide range of genres and a rich, dark range of gray scales within black and white cinema, notably for fellow European emigres Michael Curtiz and William Dieterle.

Relationships

Cecilia Grot

Wife
died in 1946

EDUCATION

studied design and illustration in Cracow

attended technical college in Koenigsberg, Germany

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