Last Updated: 04 Aug, 2023 | Views: 116
Other Profession(s): Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Designer, Sculptor, Window Dresser
Famous For: Designing “Harlequin eyeglass frame”
Higher Education: Graduated
Altina Schinasi, an American sculptor, was born on 4th August 1907, and died on 19th August 1999. The youngest member of the Schinasi family, Altina Schinasi, was born at Manhattan's Schinasi Mansion. She grew up in the Upper West Side. Besides filming, Altina Schinasi was an entrepreneur, a window dresser, a designer, and an inventor. In addition to designing cat-eye glasses, she was known for designing the "Harlequin eyeglass frame".
Altina Schinasi Career:
Altina Schinasi Art Work:
• Altina Schinasi was a talented artist and sculptor known for her unique blend of art deco and surrealism in her creations.
Altina Schinasi Created “Harlequin”:
• In the 1930s, Altina invented the iconic "Harlequin" eyeglasses, a stylish and innovative design that became popular during that era.
• Altina Schinasi’s artwork was often admired for its evocative and thought-provoking themes, showcasing her ability to convey emotions and ideas through her creations.
Altina Schinasi George Grosz' Interregnum:
• George Grosz' Interregnum, a short documentary film featuring the anti-Nazi work of Schinasi's former teacher and respected artist, was conceptualized and produced in California by Schinasi.
• Schinasi created an eight-millimeter film with Grosz' permission, written on a napkin by Grosz.
Altina Schinasi - March on Washington:
• The success of George Grosz' Interregnum led Schinasi to find the March on Washington of Martin Luther King Jr. compelling, and so she acquired the rights for a film adaptation.
Altina Schinasi For Women’s Right:
• In the 1920s, Altina Schinasi actively participated in the women's suffrage movement, advocating for women's rights and equality.
Altina Schinasi Notable Work:
• Harlequin eyeglass frame
• George Grosz' Interregnum 1960
Altina Schinasi Awards:
• American Design Award from Lord & Taylor
• 1939, 1961: George Grosz' Interregnum
• Venice Film Festival, Golden Lion, First Prize