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Boris Artzybasheff

Artzybasheff, Boris (ärtsĭbäˈshĕf) [key], 1899–1965, American draftsman, illustrator, writer, and cartoonist, b. Kharkiv, Russia (now in Ukraine); son of Mikhail Petrovich Artzybashev. In 1919 he went to New York City, where he worked in an engraving shop. Later he became noted for his brilliant and imaginative work as an advertising artist and illustrator of books and periodicals, including many covers for Time magazine. Grotesque and weirdly humorous drawings appear in his As I See (1955).

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