Robert Snyder (filmmaker)

Robert Snyder ( born January 15, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City; † March 21, 2004 in Pacific Palisades, California ) was an American documentary filmmaker. He won an Oscar in 1951 as a producer of the film The Titan: Story of Michelangelo.


Robert Snyder grew up in Brooklyn, New York. he married Allegra Fuller, daughter of Richard Buckminster Fuller. His wife was a professor of dance at the University of California, Los Angeles. From this marriage two children were born.

Snyder won the 1951 Oscar for best documentary as a producer of the German -Swiss production The Titan: Story of Michelangelo. The film was actually descended from the year 1938 and was then shot by Curt Oertel. Robert J. Flaherty and Richard Lyford worked the movie and let him by Frederic March synchronize English.

Snyder was in 1959 nominated a second time, this time as a producer of the film The Hidden World, a documentary about insects. Speaker was Gregory Peck. Overall, Snyder led with eleven self directed documentaries, most notably biographies, for example about Henry Miller, his father Richard Buckminster Fuller, the peace activist Caresse Crosby, Will and Ariel Durant, Claudio Arrau and the cellist Pablo Casals. and cellist Pablo Casals.

His twelve-part series Looking at Modern Art and Michelangelo: Self Portrait broadcast by Public Broadcasting Service. Snyder died after a long illness in Pacific Palisades on March 21, 2004.





  • This Is Henry, Henry Miller From Brooklyn. Los Angeles: Nash Publishers 1974 ISBN 978-0840280763.
  • Anais Nin Observed: Portrait of the Woman as an Artist. Swallow Press 1976. ISBN 978-0804007085