Sergei Nikolayevich Pimenov
Sergei Nikolajewitsch Pimenow , later known as Serge Piménoff ( Russian Сергей Николаевич Пименов ; * October 5, 1895 in Yalta , Russian Empire , today Ukraine ; † May 21, 1960 in Boulogne-Billancourt , France ) was a Russian film architect who focused on his work 1923 in French film.
Piménoff was born in Yalta in the Crimea . He received training in sculpture and painting in his Russian homeland . As a result of the October Revolution, he moved to France in 1923. During the 1920s, Pimenoff was able to find work as a subordinate production designer in film ( Abel Gances Napoleon ). With the dawn of the sound film age, Serge Pimenoff began his work as chief architect, his first significant work in 1931 was the Franco-German historical material The Duke of Reichstadt .
In the three decades that followed, up to his death in May 1960, Pimenow designed mainly the decorations for melodramas, exotic film material and adventure stories. Until 1945, Pimenoff worked with a number of well-known directors, including Julien Duvivier , GW Pabst , Carmine Gallone , Paul Fejos and Marc Allégret . Several times he also designed the sets for films by other Russian exiled directors such as Viktor Tourjansky , Wladimir Strijewski and Anatole Litvak .
After the war, Serge Piménoff oversaw a large number of pure entertainment productions, including several equipment films by directors Jean Delannoy and Jean-Paul Le Chanois . Foreign directors shooting in France also used Pimenoff's skills several times, including Preston Sturges , Mitchell Leisen and most recently Helmut Käutner for Die Gans von Sedan . It was Pimenoff's last film. Serge Pimenoff died while working on a new film at the Studios de Boulogne.
- Kay Less : The film's great personal dictionary . The actors, directors, cameramen, producers, composers, screenwriters, film architects, outfitters, costume designers, editors, sound engineers, make-up artists and special effects designers of the 20th century. Volume 6: N - R. Mary Nolan - Meg Ryan. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 , p. 242.
|SURNAME||Pimenow, Sergei Nikolajewitsch|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Пименов, Сергей Николаевич (Russian); Piménoff, Serge|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Russian film architect|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 5, 1895|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Yalta , Russian Empire|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 21, 1960|
|Place of death||Boulogne-Billancourt , France|