Yakobson Alexandra Nikolaevna
1903 (1905?), Irkutsk – 1966, Leningrad
Graphic artist, children’s book illustrator, autholithographer, painter. Studied under Ivan Kopylov at the First State Art Workshop in Irkutsk (1920–1925); under Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and Alexander Savinov at the Monumental Painting Faculty, VKhUTEIN (1925–1930) combining his studies under Pavel Filonov (1925–1929). Member of SORABIS (from 1923). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1934). Member of the Union of Artists (1941).
Worked at the Detgiz publishing house, design department headed by Vladimir Lebedev (late 1920s–1930s); Experimental Polygraphy Workshop (1938–1940). Leading Leningrad illustrator of Russian fairy tales and children’s books in the post-war period. Author of the famous lithographic cycles: Novgorodchina, Street, Chastushki (Humorous Rhymes). Solo exhibition at the Leningrad Branch of the Union of Artists (1957).