Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1899-06-05
Death 1965-07-17
Gender:
Male
Russians

Biographical notes:

Russian-born, American illustrator and author of children's books; Newbery Honor Book citation for Seven Simeons : A Russian Tale in 1938.

From the description of Papers, 1924-1963. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680450

Russian-born, American illustrator and author of children's books.

From the description of The apple tree : production material, [1926?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443396

From the description of Seven Simeons : a Russian tale : production material, [1937?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443400

From the description of Magic strings : marionette plays with production notes : production material, [1939?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494395

From the description of Three and the moon : legendary stories of old Brittany, Normandy and Provence : production material, [1929?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680453

From the description of The forge in the forest : production material, [1925?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680452

From the description of Aesop's fables : production material, [1933?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62405864

From the description of The fairy shoemaker and other fairy poems : production material, [1928?]-1963. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62405865

Boris Artzybasheff was born on May 25, 1899 in Kharkov, Ukraine, Russia. He attended school in St. Petersburg, Russia, and came to the United States in 1919. Boris Artzybasheff worked in a variety of jobs after his arrival in America and in 1922 he illustrated his first book Verotchka's Tales by Dmitrii Narkisovich Mamin. Throughout his long career, he illustrated books for a number of children's and young adult authors including Margery Bianco and Dhan Gopal Mukerji, whose 1927 story Gay-Neck won the Newbery Award. He also illustrated many fairy and folk tales from around the world. In 1931, Boris Artzybasheff wrote his first book Poor Shaydullah and in 1937 published Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale . The book was awarded a New York Herald Tribune Spring Book Festival award and was a Newbery Honor Book the following year. During his career, Boris Artzybasheff worked in a variety of media, and illustrated magazine covers as well as books and during the Second World War worked on charts, maps, graphs and insignia for the US Department of State. Boris Artzybasheff died on July 16, 1965.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 14.

From the guide to the Boris Artzybasheff Collection, 1924-1963, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Fables, Greek--Translations into English
  • Art--Illustrators
  • Painting--Technique
  • Fairy tales
  • Art--Russian--Reproductions
  • Painting, American
  • Commercial artists--United States
  • Engravers--United States
  • Technology in art
  • Russian Americans
  • Easter--Juvenile fiction
  • Art, Russian
  • Painters--United States
  • Illustration of books--20th century--United States
  • Art--Painters
  • Magazine covers
  • Illustrators--United States
  • Allegories
  • Puppets--Juvenile literature
  • Portrait painting--20th century
  • English poetry
  • Commercial art
  • Machinery in art
  • American wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Children's poetry, English
  • Christian life--Fiction
  • Folklore
  • Portrait painters
  • Tales
  • Children's literature, American
  • Puppet plays
  • Easter--Fiction
  • Émigré
  • Fables
  • Magazine illustration--20th century
  • Time magazine

Occupations:

  • Illustrator
  • Engravers
  • Painter
  • Artists

Places:

  • France--Provence (as recorded)
  • France--Normandy (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Russia (as recorded)
  • France--Brittany (as recorded)