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Boris Artzybasheff Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 4 Apr 2017

Biographical History

Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965) was an Russian-American artist, perhaps most widely known for the more than 200 covers of Time magazine he produced between 1941 and 1965.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Boris Artzybasheff Collection contains reproduction and original art, including advertisements, book covers, ink drawings, and more. There are also slides and a few miscellaneous items.

Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical by type or topic.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Boris Artzybasheff Papers.

Subject Headings


Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Commercial art.
Commercial artists -- United States.
Illustration of books -- United States -- 20th century.
Illustrators -- United States.
Machinery in art.
Magazine covers.
Painters -- United States.
Russian Americans.
Technology in art.

Genres and Forms

Book illustrations.
Book jackets.
Calendars (documents)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Periodical illustrations.
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Boris Artzybasheff Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2013.

Table of Contents

Artwork, original

Artwork, printed