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Ivan Iakovlevich BILIBINE

Ivan Iakovlevich BILIBINE

1876–1942, Russia

Also known as: IB

Name Ivan Iakovlevich BILIBINE
Birth 1876, Russia
Died 1942

Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942) was a Russian artist, born in St. Petersburg, somewhat isolated from the associations with traditional Russian art found so strongly among the art community in Moscow. His first inspirations came from Russian folk and fairy tales. After seeing an exhibition by Victor Vasnetsov (of whom I know precisely nothing) in 1899 which included images and scenes from folk lore and opera, he was drawn to the remoteness of the wildernesses of Old Russia that gave rise to the legends. His watercolors from this trip were seen and admired by the "Department for the Production of State Documents" and he was commissioned to illustrate a series of books of fairy tales...

Source: http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/bilibin.htm

Sestritsa Alenushka I Bratets Ivanushka. Saint-pétersbourg: Expédition De L'approvisionnement De L'état, 1903. by Ivan Iakovlevich BILIBINE

Sestritsa Alenushka I Bratets Ivanushka. Saint-pétersbourg: Expédition De L'approvisionnement De L'état, 1903. (1903)

Price EUR 563 Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated EUR 300–500
Illustration For Contes De L'isba: Ivan-tsarevich And The Firebird by Ivan Iakovlevich BILIBINE

Illustration For Contes De L'isba: Ivan-tsarevich And The Firebird (1930)

Price GBP 61,250 (€75,992) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 50,000–70,000
Tsaritsa Militrissa by Ivan Iakovlevich BILIBINE

Tsaritsa Militrissa (1929)

Price GBP 150,500 (€209,455) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 30,000–50,000
The Golden Fish by Ivan Iakovlevich BILIBINE

The Golden Fish (1933)

Price GBP 26,900 (€37,437) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 12,000–18,000