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Haldane Douglas (August 13, 1893 – May 26, 1980) was an American art director, painter, etcher, muralist, and architect. As an artist, he was known for his seascapes.

By the early 1920’s Douglas had moved to California. Winters were spent in Southern California and summers in Monterey where he was a pupil of Armin Hansen. He further studied with Andre Lhote in Paris during 1926-28. After returning from Europe, he taught at the Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles and was associated with Fox Film Corporation during the 1930’s.

He was nominated an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film For Whom the Bell Tolls.

he was a member: California Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles; and Laguna Beach Art Association.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died in Orange County, California.

Research note:
•  A Robert Haldane Douglas, born 5th March 1858, died 3rd December 1905 and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA.



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