Date of birth
Jul 24 1920
Date of death
Oct 17 1992
Place Of birth
Russia (now Georgia)
Place Of death
New York City/New York/United States of America
Nationality
American
Russian
Biography
Rouben TerArutunian received a European education, first at Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Berlin, then at the University of Vienna and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He immigrated to the United States in 1951 and began his career here designing for television.
Of his goal as a designer, TerArutunian stated: "The major principle of my design is that I try to consider the character of the work I am supposed to make visible. This is really the designer's task. To take something from someone - an author, composer, choreographer - and make a physical space for it." (Theatre Crafts, October 1971)

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