Boris Dekhteryov

Born: 1908, Kaluga
Died: 1993, Moscow

Graphic artist, draughtsman, illustrator, theatrical designer, teacher, writer on book graphic art. Born in the family of Alexander Dekhteryov in Kaluga (1908). Studied at L. M. Yemelyanov’s studio in Krasnodar (1921–22), at the studios of Mikhail Le Blanc (1923), Ilya Mashkov (1924) and Dmitry Kardovsky (1925–26) in Moscow, and under Alexander Osmyorkin and David Sterenberg at the VKhUTEIN (1926–30). Illustrated the fairytales of Alexander Pushkin and Charles Perrot and designed books for children and teenagers. Head designer of the Children’s Literature publishing house (from 1945). Taught at the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts/Vasily Surikov Institute of Art in Moscow (1935–37, 1948–60, from 1963), professor (from 1948). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1946), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1966). Winner of the State Prize of the USSR (1947) and the Nadezhda Krupskaya Prize (1972). Died in Moscow (1993). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1934).

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