Book of Ioram. Cover and 3 drawings of letters. Ink on cardboard. . 20x16". Exhibited and described in the catalog of the exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, NY 1918, #114
Literature: "Boris Anisfeld Catalog Raisonne" by Dr. Eckart Lingenauber and Dr. Sugrobova-Roth, Edition Libertars, Dusseldorf, 2011, ##G159,G161 , p.271 - illustrated.
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ANISFELD Boris Izrailevich (1878-1973), painter and scenic designer. He studied at the Odessa School of Art (1895-1900) and St. Petersburg's Imperial Academy of Fine Arts (1901-09) under Ilya Repin and Kardovsky (1901-09). He was a member of Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) (1910-17) and the Jewish Society for Arts (1915-17). He painted landscapes, still lifes, symbolic decorative compositions in an expressive style using emotional and tense colour schemes (The Magic Lake, 1914, the State Russian Museum). He created the sets for Sergey Dyaghilev's Ballets Russes (Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's Underwater Kingdom, 1911), and foreign tours of Anna Pavlova (1912-13), Mikhail Fokin (1913-14), and Vaclav Nijinsky (1914). He provided the designs for the following performances of St. Petersburg's theatres: the Komissarzhevskoy Theatre (Hugo Hofmannstahl's The Marriage of Zobeide directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold in 1907); and the Mariinsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Mily Balakirev's The Islamey, 1912). In 1918, he moved to the USA. He worked for the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Civic Opera, and Mikhail Mordkin's company. In 1919-57, he taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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