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Boris Artzybasheff Collection

Summary Information
Title: Boris Artzybasheff Collection
Dates: 1924-1963
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris
Extent: 1.1 cu ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1183
Abstract:
Boris Artzybasheff's papers focus on his work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection contains illustrations for eight title published between 1924 and 1939 and some miscellaneous art work. Boris Artzybasheff signed one piece of artwork for the The Fairy Shoemaker and Other Fairy Poems in 1963 for Dr. Irvin Kerlan

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Aesop's Fables, 1933

Apple Tree, The, 1926

Fairy Shoemaker and Other Fairy Poems, 1928

Feats on the Fiord, 1928

Magic Strings: Marionette Plays with Production Notes, 1939

Miscellaneous Original Artwork,

Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale, 1937

Three and the Moon: Legendary Stories of old Brittany, Normandy, and Provence, 1929


Biographical Sketch

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.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for eight titles published between 1924 and 1939. Production material includes wood engraving illustrations as well as illustrations, and pencil sketches. The collection also contains some undated miscellaneous original artwork consisting of a tempera painting, woodcuts, illustration proofs and a watercolor and pencil sketch. Boris Artzybasheff signed one piece of artwork for The Fairy Shoemaker and Other Fairy Poems in 1963 for Dr. Irvin Kerlan. The materials are arranged by title with box level control.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Artzybasheff, Boris
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Aesop's Fables 1933 
Box MC 94
wood engraving illustrations (16 p.)  Box MC 94
 
wood engraving illustration plate (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
wood engraving preliminary prints (2 p.)  Box MC 94
 
wood engraving preliminary print plate (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
Apple Tree, The 1926 
Box MC 94
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
Fairy Shoemaker and Other Fairy Poems 1928 
Box MC 94
scratchboard illustration, signed by illustrator (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
Feats on the Fiord 1928 
Box MC 94
ink illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 94
 
Magic Strings: Marionette Plays with Production Notes 1939 
Box MC 94
ink illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC 94
 
pencil sketches (11 p.)  Box MC 94
 
Miscellaneous Original Artwork  
Box MC 94
tempera painting (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
woodcut (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
illustration proofs (3 p.)  Box MC 94
 
woodcut (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
illustration (4 p. )  Box MC 94
 
watercolor and pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale 1937 
Box MC 94
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 94
 
Three and the Moon: Legendary Stories of old Brittany, Normandy, and Provence 1929 
Box MC 94
scratchboard illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 94