Entry updated 26 September 2022. Tagged: Artist.
(1899-1965) Ukraine-born US illustrator who fled to the US after the Russian Revolution. Although much of his prodigious output – he painted over 200 covers for Time Magazine – had a fantasticated feel to it, only a small portion is directly relevant to the fantastic genres. Most notable among these were his set of interior illustrations to Charles G Finney's The Circus of Dr. Lao (1935). He also painted the original covers for M P Shiel's This Above All (1933), and The Incomplete Enchanter (coll of linked stories 1941) and Land of Unreason (1942), both by L Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt. A book of his art is As I See (graph 1954; rev graph 2008 chap). [JGr]
born Kharkiv, Ukraine: 5 June 1899 [25 May 1899 old style]
died New York: 17 July 1965
- As I See (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954) [graph: hb/Boris Artzybasheff]
- As I See (London: Titan Books, 2008) [chap: graph: rev of the above: hb/Boris Artzybasheff]
works illustrated (selected)
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