January 2, 2017


Alfred Junge (1886-1964) b. Gorlitz, Germany.

Alfred Junge

Outstanding German art director and production designer Alfred Junge studied art in Germany and Italy before commencing his career designing sets for the State Theatre Studios and the Berlin State Opera. In 1920, he became an art director for the UFA studios in Berlin. He moved to England in the late 1920s to work with E.A. Dupont at B.I.P. He was appointed the head of the art department at MGM’s British studios in the late 1940s and spent 10 years in that position. He became a frequent collaborator with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, creating the atmosphere for many of their films including Black Narcissus (1947) – a film that earned him an Academy Award for Best Art Direction.

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