- Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924
- Call number
- *T-Vim 2010-002
- Physical description
- 1 box (11 drawings), col, 40 x 30 cm
- Preferred Citation
- Leon Bakst designs, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Ballet, theater and opera designer, and artist Leon Bakst (1866-1924) was born in Grodno, Russia and studied art in St. Petersburg and in Paris. Some of Bakst's best-known works were for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He died at his home in Paris. Original color costume and property designs, 6 for the theater production Phaedre (1923), by Gabriele D'Annunzio, translated by Doderet, music by Pizelli, and Aladin (n.d.). There are also several unidentified designs, 2 possibly for Helene de Sparte (1919) book by Emile Verhaeren, music by Deodat de Severac.
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498