The tenth edition of Stage Makeup is dedicated to the life and career of author, makeup artist, and teacher, Richard Corson.
It is not often that avocation and vocation come together. Richard Corson was one of those fortunates who achieved that happy state while still a student.
As a youngster he showed talent in sketching, drawing, and painting, and in school he developed a passionate interest in all things theatrical. He acted and directed and even had some of his one-act plays published. Dissatisfied with the state of stage makeup, which was often crude and amateurish, he put his artistic skills to use and developed a number of relatively simple techniques, which noticeably improved the craft.
A Phi Beta Kappa student at DePauw ...