Wilfred Buckland is a Director, Scriptwriter, Production Design and Technical Supervisor American born on 1 january 1866 at New York City (USA)
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Nationality USABirth 1 january 1866
at New York City (USA
)Death 18 july 1946
(at 80 years) at Los Angeles (USA
Wilfred Buckland (January 1, 1866 – July 18, 1946) was an American art director. Buckland worked as an art director with Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky, and later with Alan Dwan, from 1914-1927. He was Hollywood's first "art director" and is credited with a number of advancements in filmmaking, including the advances in lighting techniques, the development of architectural sets, and the use of miniature sets. In 1924, he was named one of the ten individuals who had contributed the most to the advancement of the motion picture industry since the time of its inception. A 1980 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum advanced the argument that "everything we know as 'Hollywood' traces to Wilfred Buckland." Buckland was among the first inductees in the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame.