Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970

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Feodor Rojankovsky was born December 24, 1891 in Mitava, Russia. He attended the Moscow Fine Arts Academy from 1912-1914, served in the Russian Army during World War I, and began illustrating children's books during the Russian Revolution. After the Revolution, he left Russia and worked in Europe, living in France for many years. In 1931, he illustrated Daniel Boone: Les Adventures d'un Chasseur Americain Parmi les Peaux-Rouges. The work was edited by Esther Averill in its American edition and the two would later collaborate on several works. Feodor Rojankovsky came to the United States in 1941 and began illustrating books for many children's authors. Throughout his prolific career he illustrated nearly one hundred books many dealing with animals and nature. Critics said he was "at his best drawing animals" and also praised many of his works such as The Tall Book of Mother Goose (1942) for their "humor" and "fine artistry" and illustrations that "fairly sparkle with life and color." He also wrote as well as illustrated several books beginning with The Great Big Animal Book in 1952. In 1956 he received the Caldecott Medal for Frog Went-A-Countin', edited by John Langstaff. Feodor Rojankovsky died in 1970.Biographical source: Something About the Author, Volume 21, pp. 127-131.

From the description of Feodor Rojankovsky Collection 1931-1967. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 430051473

Russian born, American illustrator and author of children's books and winner of the 1956 Caldecott Medal for Frog Went A-Courtin'; sometimes worked under the pseudonym Rojan.

From the description of Drawing for Goldilocks and the three bears in Best in children's books, vol. 2 : production material, [1957?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406030

From the description of Big Farmer Big : production material, [1948?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443714

From the description of Animals on the farm : production material, [1967?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494572

From the description of Mother Goose rhymes : 154 childhood favorites : production material, [1958?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680599

From the description of Daniel Boone : les aventures d'un chasseur Americain parmi les peaux-rouges : production material, [1931?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680597

From the description of More Mother Goose rhymes : fifty-seven favorite rhymes : production material, [1958?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494574

From the description of Trouble at Beaver Dam : production material, [1953?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494576

Russian born, American illustrator and author of children's books, and winner of the 1956 Caldecott Medal for Frog Went A-Courtin'; sometimes worked under the pseudonym Rojan.

From the description of Papers, 1931-1967. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494571

Feodor Rojankovsky was born in Russia in 1891. An illustrator of children's books, Rojankovsky received the Caldecott Medal in 1956 for his Frog went a-courtin'.

From the description of Feodor Rojanovsky papers, 1931. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 52579013

Feodor Rojankovsky was born December 24, 1891 in Mitava, Russia. He attended the Moscow Fine Arts Academy from 1912-1914, served in the Russian Army during World War I, and began illustrating children's books during the Russian Revolution. After the Revolution, he left Russia and worked in Europe, living in France for many years. In 1931, he illustrated Daniel Boone: Les Adventures d'un Chasseur Americain Parmi les Peaux-Rouges . The work was edited by Esther Averill in its American edition and the two would later collaborate on several works. Feodor Rojankovsky came to the United States in 1941 and began illustrating books for many children's authors. Throughout his prolific career he illustrated nearly one hundred books many dealing with animals and nature. Critics said he was "at his best drawing animals" and also praised many of his works such as The Tall Book of Mother Goose (1942) for their "humor" and "fine artistry" and illustrations that "fairly sparkle with life and color." He also wrote as well as illustrated several books beginning with The Great Big Animal Book in 1952. In 1956 he received the Caldecott Medal for Frog Went-A-Countin', edited by John Langstaff. Feodor Rojankovsky died in 1970.

Biographical source: Something About the Author, Volume 21, pp. 127-131.

From the guide to the Feodor Rojankovsky Collection, 1931-1967, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Big Farmer Big : production material, [1948?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Feodor Rojanovsky papers, 1931. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Papers, 1931-1967. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Trouble at Beaver Dam : production material, [1953?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. More Mother Goose rhymes : fifty-seven favorite rhymes : production material, [1958?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Garrett Orr Papers, bulk, circa 1873-1994, 1890s-1914, 1935-1965 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Daniel Boone : les aventures d'un chasseur Americain parmi les peaux-rouges : production material, [1931?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Feodor Rojankovsky Collection 1931-1967. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Mother Goose rhymes : 154 childhood favorites : production material, [1958?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Animals on the farm : production material, [1967?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Feodor Rojankovsky Collection, 1931-1967 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Drawing for Goldilocks and the three bears in Best in children's books, vol. 2 : production material, [1957?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Rojankovsky, Feodor, 1891-1970. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
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associatedWith Averill, Esther Holden. person
associatedWith Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820. person
associatedWith Jackson, Kathryn, 1907- person
associatedWith Orr, Garrett person
associatedWith Tchaika, Florence Esther Matthews, 1894- person
associatedWith USM Libraries. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. corporateBody
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Domestic animals--Pictorial works
Farmers--Fiction
Folklore
Farmers--Juvenile fiction
Nursery rhymes
Conservation of natural resources--Juvenile fiction
Bears--Folklore
Size--Fiction
Beavers--Fiction
Conservation of natural resources--Fiction
Animals--Pictorial works--Juvenile literature
Humorous stories
Children's literature, American
Mother Goose
Beavers--Juvenile fiction
Domestic animals--Pictorial works--Juvenile literature
Animals--Pictorial works
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Illustrator
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Birth 1891-12-24

Death 1970-10-12

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