Gabriel M. Powell, artist and designer was born in 1902. His early career, in the 1930's, was in dance where he worked as a dancer and designer for the Gluck-Sandor Ballet Theatre. Among the company were such noted dancers as Klarna Pinska, Jose Limon and Jerome Robbins. By 1936, however, he was a designer of theatrical sets, and created the set for OUTWARD BOUND at the Forrest Theatre. Later productions included work on the musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Irving Berlin. In his later years, Mr. Powell concentrated on his career as an easel artist.
From the guide to the Theatrical designs [graphic] / Gabriel M. Powell, 1930-1977, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)