Boris Kryukov

Крюков, Борис И.

Graphic artist

Born Orgeev (Bessarabia), 19 January 1895

Died Buenos Aires, 6 March 1967


Kryukov studied from 1913 to 1917 at the Kiev Art School under Fedor Krichevskii and later taught painting and drawing at the same school. He mainly worked as a graphic artist illustrating over 500 books. In 1943 he moved to Lvov and in 1944 over Cracow to Austria, where he painted under the name Ivan Usatenko. In 1948 he settled in Buenos Aires where he worked as the main illustrator for the publisher Ateneo