An illustrator born in Russia, who made his reputation in France and settled
in America. He was prodigiously gifted and found colours in combination
nobody else ever tried. His first major book was Daniel Boone
- a huge book with astonishing page designs.
DANIEL BOONE Historic Adventures of an American Hunter
among the Indians. DOMINO PRESS PARIS 1931
Endpapers for I Like the City, reproduced in the soft pastel style of
the mid fifties. Roja nevertheless in one of his most conventional books
shows some fine drawing in posture and accessory, while sustaining narrative
Here - brilliantly observed detail of an ordinary street scene with
sudden stridencies of colour in a mainly tertiary scheme. Illustrations
to I Like the City (various authors) a book for kids published by Silver
Burdett, Morristown NJ page size 20 x 23cms.
The Pere Castor Series for Flammarion
for Rojan see PHAEDRUS, An International Annual of Children's Literature
Research, Volume II 1985, " Feodor Rojankowsky and Esther Averill."
The Domino Press was established in Paris but left for New York in 1934.
Rojan also illustrated POWDER (1933) and FLASH (1934) for Domino before
the complete Daniel Boone 1931
for Cat food September 1947