Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962

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American illustrator and author of children's books; known for his work on the "Lands & Peoples" series of geography books.

From the description of Yugoslavia : production material, [1952?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680471

From the description of France : production material, [1947?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494410

From the description of Robin Hood's arrow : production material, [1948?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494413

From the description of Johann Sebastian Bach : production material, [1942?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494412

From the description of Tidewater tales : production material, [1942?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451317

From the description of The lavender cat : production material, [1944?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451314

From the description of The missing brother : a mystery story for older boys : production material, [1950?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451315

From the description of Sasha and the samovar : production material, [1944?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451316

From the description of The wind and the fire ; production material, [1959?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443442

From the description of His name was Jesus : production material, [1950?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451312

From the description of The youngest general : a story of Lafayette : production material, [1949?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451318

From the description of Chooky : production material, [1950?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494409

From the description of Shipmates down under : production material, [1950?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443440

From the description of Knight of Florence : production material, [1950?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451313

From the description of The Mediterranean : saga of a sea : production material, [1942?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443436

From the description of Papers, 1942-1959. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443434

From the description of The red and the black : production material, [1947?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443438

From the description of Scandinavia : production material, [1948?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680469

From the description of It took courage : tales of adventurous discovery : production material, [1948?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680468

From the description of Germany : production material, [1951?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680467

From the description of William Tell : production material, [1952?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680470

From the description of Italy : production material, [1950?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62405879

From the description of Pegs of history : a picture book on world dates : production material, [1943?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62405882

From the description of The Low Countries : production material, [1949?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62405881

From the description of Japan : production material, [1948?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62405880

From the description of Secret of the Sleeping River : production material, [1952?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62405883

Rafaello Busoni, the son of an Italian pianist, was born on February 1, 1900 in Berlin, Germany. He attended school in Germany and Switzerland and began drawing as a child. He quit school to become a painter and illustrated his first book, an edition of the Bible [the "Song of Solomon" section] in Berlin in 1922-23. Rafaello Busoni came to the United States in 1939, and became interested in children's books when his son was old enough to enjoy books. He began illustrating children's books in hte 1940s and throughout his long career, he illustrated dozens of trade and text books. He had a special interest in geography and illustrated a number of books in the "Land and People" series including France (1947), Germany (1951), Japan (1948), and wrote and illustrated Italy (1950). He illustrated children's books, both fiction and non-fiction, for a number of authors including Keith Robertson and Janette Sebring Lowrey. Rafaello Busoni also wrote several children's books beginning with Somi Builds a Church: A Story from Lapland in 1943. Rafaello Busoni died in March of 1962. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 16, pp. 61-64.

From the description of Rafaello Busoni Papers 1942-1959. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 462885705

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creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello. Rafaello Busoni Papers 1942-1959. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. William Tell : production material, [1952?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Macy, George. George Macy papers, 1916-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. The wind and the fire ; production material, [1959?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. The Mediterranean : saga of a sea : production material, [1942?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Italy : production material, [1950?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Chooky : production material, [1950?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. The red and the black : production material, [1947?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Book and Author War Bond Committee. Records, 1943-1946. New York State Historical Documents (Albany, N.Y.)
referencedIn George Grosz papers, 1893-1981 (inclusive) 1919-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Secret of the Sleeping River : production material, [1952?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. The missing brother : a mystery story for older boys : production material, [1950?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. His name was Jesus : production material, [1950?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Knight of Florence : production material, [1950?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Yugoslavia : production material, [1952?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Scandinavia : production material, [1948?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. It took courage : tales of adventurous discovery : production material, [1948?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Johann Sebastian Bach : production material, [1942?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Tidewater tales : production material, [1942?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. The Low Countries : production material, [1949?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Hannah Busoni Collection, 1914-1985, bulk 1930-1958 Leo Baeck Institute.
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. France : production material, [1947?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Shipmates down under : production material, [1950?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. The lavender cat : production material, [1944?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Germany : production material, [1951?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Robin Hood's arrow : production material, [1948?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. The youngest general : a story of Lafayette : production material, [1949?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Sasha and the samovar : production material, [1944?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Papers, 1942-1959. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Pegs of history : a picture book on world dates : production material, [1943?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962. Japan : production material, [1948?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 person
associatedWith Beim, Jerrold, 1910-1957. person
associatedWith Beim, Lorraine, 1909-1951. person
associatedWith Berner, Elsa R. person
associatedWith Binns, Archie, 1899-1971. person
associatedWith Book and Author War Bond Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Bunn, Harriet. person
associatedWith Busoni, Hannah, 1905-1995 person
associatedWith Collins, Dale, 1897-1956 person
associatedWith Davis, Robert, 1881- person
associatedWith Evans, Edwin Ben. person
associatedWith Evernden, Margery. person
associatedWith Faulkner, John. person
associatedWith Fish, Helen Dean. person
associatedWith Gottschalk, Fruma, 1900- person
correspondedWith Grosz, George, 1893-1959 person
associatedWith Jesus Christ person
associatedWith Jones, Mary Alice, 1898- person
associatedWith Kish, George, 1914- person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834 person
associatedWith Locklin, Anne Littlefield. person
associatedWith Lowrey, Janette Sebring, 1892- person
associatedWith Ludwig, Emil, 1881-1948. person
associatedWith Macy, George. person
associatedWith Osborne, Chester G. (Chester Gorham), 1915- person
associatedWith Robertson, Keith, 1914- person
associatedWith Rogers, Stanley, 1887-1961 person
associatedWith Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805. person
associatedWith Spencer, Cornelia, 1899-1994. person
associatedWith Stendhal, 1783-1842 person
associatedWith Stone, Eugenia, 1879-1971. person
associatedWith Tell, Wilhelm person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Scandinavia
Japan
Italy
Germany
Luxembourg
Yugoslavia
Europe
France
France
Australia
Benelux countries
New Hampshire
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Great Britain
Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
Ireland
Belgium
Soviet Union
Mediterranean Sea
Subject
Middle Ages
Middle Ages
Robin Hood (Legendary character)
Robin Hood (Legendary character)
Television
Television
Twins
Twins
World history
Young men
Adventure and adventurers
Adventure and adventurers
Artists
Artists
Bronze age
Bronze age
Children's literature, American
Composers
Composers
Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery stories
Fantasy
Germany
Occupation
Illustrator
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Person

Birth 1900-02-01

Death 1962-03-17

Germans

English,

German

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