Rojan (Fedor Rojankovsky)

Рожанковский, Федор Степанович

Designer, illustrator, graphic artist

Born Mitava (Latvia), 24 December 1891

Died Ardsley (New York), 12 October 1970

 

Rojan finished his elementary education in the Lycées of Mitava and Reval. In 1904 he moved to Moscow where he attended classes at the Moscow Art Institute for one and a half year under A.K. Korovin, the head decorator of the Moscow Imperial Opera. During the War Rojan served in the army as an officer. After the revolution he went to Poznan (Poland)  where he from 1919 to 1925 working as a decorator for the Poznan Opera. In 1925 he went to Paris and started working for several publicity firms designed posters and advertisements. In 1933 he was invited by Faucher to illustrate albums from the series Les albums du pere Castor. Between 1933 and 141 he illustrated some thirty children's books. After the German invasion of 1941 Rojan left for the USA and started illustrating for the series The Little Golden Books. In 1956 he was awarded the Caldecott medal, the highest American prize for children's book illustrations. During his life Rojan illustrated some 100 children's books.

 

1926-27

 

 

1928

   

 

1929

 

1931-32

   

 

1933-34

  

 

1935-36

   

 

     

 

1937

   

 

 

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1940?

   

 

     

 

 

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1943

 

 

1946

   

 

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1949-50

   

 

 

1951

   

 

 

1952

 

 

1954-55

 

 

1956

 

 

1957

 

 

1959

   

 

1960-61

   

 

1962

 

 

1964

 

 

1966-67

   

 

1968

 

 

1969-70

 

 

1986

 

1988

 

2000

 

2006