|Creator:||Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky||
|Title:||Feodor Rojankovsky Papers|
|Quantity:||0.30 cubic feet (1 box)|
|Abstract:||The Feodor Rojankovsky Papers consist of five watercolor illustrations for Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians (1931). A prolific illustrator, Rojankovsky received the Caldecott Medal in 1956.|
Feodor Rojankovsky was born in Mitava, Russia, on December 24, 1891. His father, a high school administrator, encouraged his five children to become well educated and to express themselves artistically. Deciding to become a painter, Rojankovsky entered the Moscow Fine Arts Academy in 1912, but left two years later to serve as an infantry officer with the Russian army during World War I. He began making children's book illustrations for the Ukrainian Republic during the Russian Revolution, but was conscripted into the White Army in 1919 and soon became a prisoner-of-war in Poland.
After his release, Rojankovsky remained in Poland and worked as an art director for both a fashion magazine and a book publishing company. He next went to Paris and worked for an advertising agency, film studios, and publishing firms between 1927 and 1941. Rojankovsky produced his first children's book for a Western publisher- Daniel Boone (1931)-while in Paris and commenced a career as an illustrator. He immigrated to the United States after the German occupation of France in 1941. Rojankovsky received the Caldecott Medal in 1956 for Frog Went A-Courtin' edited by John Langstaff. He died in 1970.
Something About the Author, ed. Anne Commire (Detroit: Gale Research, 1980), 21:127-131.
The Feodor Rojankovsky Papers consist of five watercolor illustrations for Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians (1931). Domino Press issued the book featuring Rojankovsky's lithographs simultaneously in French and English.
Noncirculating; available for research.
The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.
Production material for A Crowd of Cows (1968) is kept in the John Graham Papers (DG 0387).
(Identify the item), Feodor Rojankovsky Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (Cite the item's box/folder numbers).
The illustrations were purchased from Justin G. Schiller, Ltd., by the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries in December 1973.
Processed by Hans Rasmussen, June 2003. Encoded into EAD Version 1.0 by Danielle L. Bishop. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
|Daniel Boone: Les Aventures d'un Chasseur Américain Parmiles Peaux-Rouges lithographies en couleurs par Fedor Rojankovsky (Paris: Domino Press, 1931)|
|Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians lithographs in colour by Fedor Rojankovsky, edited by Esther Averill and Lila Stanley (Paris: Domino Press, 1931)|
|1/1||Watercolor illustrations for pp. 2, 11, 12 & 15, (5 items)|
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