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Vladimir Favorsky

Vladimir Favorsky, who was also famous in Western Europe from the very first years of the 30s, illustrates significant works of both Russian and foreign literature – novels and tales, plays,poems, studies – for publications of works translated into Russian. For 40 years he creates without dogmatism, with realism and sensitivity and a trend towards classicism. Recognised as a very important theorist and artist for the development of graphic arts in Russia, Favorsky is a key to the rebirth of wood engraving as means of creative expression in illustration, but also to the understanding of books as typographic units (lettering-illustration).

Othello kills Desdemona

Vladimir Andreyevitch Favorsky (1886 – 1964)printmaker,Othello kills Desdemona – wood engraving – 1946(posthumous printing from the block)Last of the 6 wood engravings that illustrate a

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Supper at Laura’s

Vladimir Andreyevitch Favorsky (1886 – 1964)printmaker,Supper at Laura’s – wood engraving – 1959-1961Illustration for Alexander Pushkin’s play Little Tragedies(Κammeni Gost – The stone guest) –

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Vladimir Andreyevitch Favorsky (1886 – 1964)printmaker,Shark – wood engraving – 1932 (posthumous printingfrom the block)Illustration for the short story The Shark by Leo TolstoyImage: 13.5

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