Yevgeny Bolshakov

Yevgeny Bolshakov

Born in Poltava, Ukraine in 1938.

Graduated with distinction from the Leningrad (Tauride) Art School and Moscow Institute of Printing Arts. Honoured Artist of Russia. Invited by Prof. Gennady Yepifanov in 1969 to join Aurora, a new publishing house specializing in publications on art for foreign markets. Worked in the design department, rising to become its head. From 1983 Chief Artist at Aurora. Worked with many Soviet-era publishing houses, including Iskusstvo, Khudozhnik RSFSR, Khudozhestvennaya literatura, Sovetskaya Rossiya, and Lenizdat

Has taken part in, and won prizes at, numerous book fairs both at home and abroad. Won bronze and silver medals at the Exhibition of Achievements in the People’s Economy of the USSR (1974, 1984). Awarded the For Labour Valour, Veteran of Labour and The Tercentenary of St Petersburg medals. Jury member for Leningrad and USSR-wide competitions for book design in the 1970s–90s. Chairman of the jury for the Leningrad “Art of the Book” competition from 1980 onwards. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia and the St Petersburg Creative Union of Artists.

This artist’s works for our publishing house:

Layout of the publication The Thirty-Six Stratagems. An Ancient Chinese treatise
Layout of the publication William Shakespeare. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 
Layout of the publication Aram Khachaturian. Spartacus (illustrations by Yury Kuper)
Layout of the publication Piotr Tchaikovsky. Swan Lake
Layout of the publication Aram Khachaturian. Spartacus (illustrations by Mamia Malazonia)
Layout of the publication Piotr Tchaikovsky. Sleeping Beauty
Layout of the publication Greg Kapelyan. An Azbukovnik of Pagan Rus
Layout of the publication The Frog Princess. A Russian folk fairy tale recorded by Alexander Afanasyev
Layout of the publication The Lay of Igor's Host 
Layout of the publication Tonino Guerra. Honey
Layout of the publication The Book of Job
Layout of the publication Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus. De Administrando Imperio 
Layout of the publication Mikhail Lermontov. A Hero Of Our Time 
Layout of the publication The Trojan War. Passages from the works of ancient writers
Layout of the publication The Revelation of Saint John the Divine. The Apocalypse
Type layouts, setting of the title page, translations and colophon for the book The Ten Commandments. Deuteronomy 5:6–21


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