Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965

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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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creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. Boris Artzybasheff : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1920-2000 [graphic]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. Seven Simeons : a Russian tale : production material, [1937?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. Aesop's fables : production material, [1933?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. The apple tree : production material, [1926?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. Papers, 1877-1980, 1913-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Boris Artzybasheff 1899-1965 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Boris Artzybasheff Collection, 1924-1963 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
referencedIn Thornton Wilder papers, 1892-1991, 1935-1975 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn W. Landgon Kihn papers, 1904-1990, bulk 1904-1957 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. R. Buckminster Fuller : postage stamp set, 2004. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Coolidge, John, 1913-1995. Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn American war posters from the Second World War, circa 1940-1945 The Bancroft Library.
creatorOf Kihn, W. Langdon. W. Langdon Kihn papers, 1904-1990, bulk 1904-1957. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. Three and the moon : legendary stories of old Brittany, Normandy and Provence : production material, [1929?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. Papers, 1924-1963. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. The fairy shoemaker and other fairy poems : production material, [1928?]-1963. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. Louise Seaman Bechtel papers, 1877-1980, 1913-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Boris Artzybasheff Papers, 1893-1966 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. The forge in the forest : production material, [1925?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Macy, George. George Macy papers, 1916-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965. Magic strings : marionette plays with production notes : production material, [1939?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Bianco, Margery Williams, 1881-1944. person
associatedWith Bufano, Remo person
correspondedWith Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972 person
associatedWith Coolidge, John, 1913-1995. person
associatedWith Dorey, Jacques. person
associatedWith Frick Art Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Kihn, W. Langdon. person
associatedWith Macy, George. person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
France--Provence
France--Normandy
France
Russia
France--Brittany
Subject
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
Occupation
Illustrator
Engravers
Painter
Artists
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Birth 1899-06-05

Death 1965-07-17

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Russians

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