Friday, April 16, 2010
Vintage Dinosaur Art: Feodor Rojanovsky
Here's a small and simple one, from a Golden Book called Animal Dictionary by Jane Werner Watson. It consists entirely of small illustrations of animals arranged under each letter of the alphabet. Illustrator Feodor Rojankovsky was, like previous VDA subject George Solonevich, a Russian immigrant who would wind up in the USA, where he spent his career illustrating children's books. Rojankovsky's great inspiration was the natural world, and many of the books he illustrated reflected this.
Biographical material is available here. More of Rojankovsky's work is featured at Full Table. And here's a post about his work from 2005 at the blog Bella Dia. And here's a post featuring his book Christmas Bear at the blog Golden Gems.