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Dryburgh has contributed to the budding New Zealand cinema as a director of photography for three noteworthy projects. The cinematographer for the fine short film "Kitchen Sink" (1989) and the esteemed Jane Campion productions, "An Angel at My Table" (1990) and "The Piano" (1993). Dryburgh garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography for "The Piano," a film which well utilized the talents evinced in his other efforts, attaining intimacy, densely metaphoric frames and provocatively accented colors.

Dryburgh has contributed to the budding New Zealand cinema as a director of photography for three noteworthy projects. The cinematographer for the fine short film "Kitchen Sink" (1989) and the esteemed Jane Campion productions, "An Angel at My Table" (1990) and "The Piano" (1993). Dryburgh garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography for "The Piano," a film which well utilized the talents evinced in his other efforts, attaining intimacy, densely metaphoric frames and provocatively accented colors.

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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Born: Ernst Deutsch, August 3, 1887 Vienna, Austria
Died: March 16, 1938 Westwood, CA
Dryden, one of the finest commercial artists of his generation, was also known as one of the foremost poster artists in Germany. Dryden served as an officer in the Imperial Flying Corps during WWI and began his career as a menswear designer, moving to New York in 1933 and onto Hollywood in 1934. Dryden died of a heart attack brought on by Grave's Disease.

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