Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973

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Born in Russia, Anisfeld was a sculptor, painter, and set designer. He studied at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg (1901-1909) and was involved with book design and illustration before changing his course of study to stage design. In 1911, Serge Diaghilev of the Ballet Russe asked him to design the ballet production of Sadko . Anisfeld created designs for the New York Metropolitan Opera, including The Snow Maiden in 1922. He also taught at the Chicago Art Institute.

From the guide to the Costume and set designs, 1920-1926 and undated., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University)

Painter, sculptor.

From the description of Boris Israelevich Anisfeld papers, 1917-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502571

Born in Russia, Anisfeld was a sculptor, painter, and set designer. He studied at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg (1901-1909) and was involved with book design and illustration before changing his course of study to stage design. In 1911, Serge Diaghilev of the Ballet Russe asked him to design the ballet production of Sadko. Anisfeld created designs for the New York Metropolitan Opera, including The Snow Maiden in 1922. He also taught at the Chicago Art Institute.

From the description of Costume and set designs, 1920-1926 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79392096

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creatorOf Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973. Boris Israelevich Anisfeld artist file. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
creatorOf Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev, 1909-1956 (inclusive), 1909-1914 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973. Boris Israelevich Anisfeld papers, 1917-1984. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Costume and set designs, 1920-1926 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973. Costume and set designs, 1920-1926 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Anisfeld, Boris, 1879-1973 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Costume and set designs, 1920-1926 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973 person
associatedWith Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Howard D. Rothschild. person
associatedWith Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. person
associatedWith Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953. person
associatedWith Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. person
associatedWith Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908. person
associatedWith Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
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Soviet Union
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Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
Sculptors
Painters
Costume design
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Costume designers
Scenographers
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Birth 1879-10-02

Death 1973-12-04

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