George C. Izenour, one of the most important figures in the lighting industry, often referred to as the Father of Modern Stage Lighting, passed away over the weekend. A true pioneer in the lighting field, Izenour was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, 24 July 1912. He graduated from Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, in 1936, and wrote his Master’s thesis on what was to become his first invention: the electronic lighting control system for theatre. His first job was as lighting director ...

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