Konstantin Rudakov

Born: 1891, St Petersburg
Died: 1949, Leningrad

Graphic artist, painter, draughtsman, lithographer, illustrator. Born in St Petersburg in the family of a theatrical designer called Ivan Rudakov (1891). Studied under Pavel Chistyakov and under Boris Kustodiev, Yevgeny Lanceray and Mstislav Dobuzhinsky at the New Art Studio. Studied architecture (from 1913) and painting under Dmitry Kardovsky (1915–22) at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Collaborated with children’s magazines and worked for publishing houses in Petrograd (from 1923). Illustrated Soviet children’s books and the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm Hauff, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Charles Perrot (from mid-1930s). Died in Leningrad and buried at the Volkovo Cemetery (1949). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1918).

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