Friday, 20 November 2020

Boris Artzybasheff - part 9

Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965) fought with anti-communist White Russians before emigrating to America (he spoke no English and arrived with 14 cents). A chameleon, able to adapt different styles, from children's books to portraits. Renowned for his ability to turn machines into living beings (and living beings into who-knows-what). Advisor to the Psychological Warfare branch during WW II. A profuse illustrator for mainstream magazines: Life, Fortune, and Time (producing over two hundred covers for the latter). He illustrated fifty books, including those he wrote himself, notably "As I See." He did many illustrations for advertising; for Xerox, Shell Oil, Pan Am, Casco Power Tools, Alcoa Steamship lines, Parke Davis, Avco Manufacturing, Scotch Tape, Wickwire Spencer Steele, Vultee Aircraft, World Airways, and Parker Pens. Mechanics Illustrated profiled him with a cover story in 1954, "When Machines Come to Life."

For more information on Artzybasheff see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 8 also. This is part 9 of a 12-part series on the works of Boris Artzybasheff:

1950 Time magazine January 30
Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer

1950 Time magazine January 30
Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer artwork

1950 Time magazine March 6
T.S. Eliot

1950 Time magazine March 6
T.S. Eliot artwork

1951 Shell X-100 Motor Oil advertisement

1951 Shell X-100 Motor Oil advertisement

1951 Shell X-100 Motor Oil advertisement

1951 The GM System of Floriculture

1951 Time magazine August 20
Lt. Gen. Vasily Stalin

1951 Time magazine August 20
Lt. Gen. Vasily Stalin artwork

1951 Time magazine February 19
Charles Edward Wilson

1951 Time magazine February 19
Charles Edward Wilson artwork

1951 Time magazine July 2
The Pentagon

1951 Time magazine March 12
Crime Hunter Kefauver

1951 Time magazine March 12
Crime Hunter Kefauver artwork

1951 Time magazine May 28
Frederick Rentschler

1951 Time magazine May 28
Frederick Rentschler artwork

1952 Executive of the Future
Casco Cybernetics

1952 Time magazine December 8
Space Pioneer

1952 Time magazine February 4
Clarence Decatur Howe

1952 Time magazine February 4
Clarence Decatur Howe artwork

1952 Time magazine February 11
British Prime Minister Anthony Eden

1952 Time magazine February 11
British Prime Minister Anthony Eden artwork

1952 Time magazine June 9
Kurt Schumacher 

1952 Time magazine June 9
Kurt Schumacher artwork

1952 Time magazine May 19
Richard Russell, Georgia Senate race Candidate

1952 Time magazine May 19
Richard Russell, Georgia Senate race Candidate  artwork

1952 Time magazine November 16
Igor Sikorsky

1952 Time magazine November 16
Igor Sikorsky artwork

1952 Time magazine September 15
G. Mennen Williams

1952 Time magazine September 15
G. Mennen Williams artwork

1952-54 Lycoming advertisements:

1952 Lycoming: "Blasts" for Jets

1952 Lycoming: "Sinews" to give cars "go"

1952 Lycoming: Hot "juice" for cold jets

1952 Lycoming: Meet a power generator with "legs"

c1952-1954 Lycoming: It's "twins" for Piper … by Lycoming

1953 Lycoming: "Leg muscles" that cushion a jet's landing

1953 Lycoming: Big "doings" in metal

1953 Lycoming: Big "doings" in metal  detail

1953 Lycoming: How a jet engine runs on its "nerves"

1953 Lycoming: New 'ticker" for tanks

1953 Lycoming: Strong "wrists" for America's new hay balers

1953 Lycoming: The hand that helps keep America "running"

1954 Lycoming: New speedster that can "crawl" without "stall"

1954 Lycoming: New "vitals" for this Korean air vet

1954 Lycoming: Parts that put new "starts" in jets

1954 Lycoming: Private "air truck" for Very Special Delivery"

1954 Lycoming: Stout "hearts" for Navy sub killers

Lycoming: How a helicopter hangs its "elbows"

Lycoming: meet a "flyer" with over 250.000,000 hours behind him!





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