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He was forced to flee and, after a daring journey, arrived in Constantinople accompanied by the Countess Bossalinie Aida who later became his wife. They survived in this city with menial jobs, and were finally able to join relatives in Genoa in 1920 where he held his first exhibition. In 1922 he moved to Nervi, opening a studio at the first Polish residence, meeting other Russian and Polish exiles.
His years were rich in relationships, artists, and writers for whom he designed several books and arranged illustrations, commissions of portraits and more. In 1941 he was inaugurated into the Teatro Carlo Felice and designed sets for La Scala and the Metropolitan New York. He was an important illustrator of more than 100 children's books including the one from which this exquisite little map was taken. He died in Milan in 1968.
Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/2"
♥ This is the original page printed in Milan , not a scan or copy... (Other picture map pages from this little book showing the various provinces in Italy are also available)
♥ A true collectors item.
♥ Shipped with care in an acid-free crystal clear resealable cellophane sleeve with a mat board to keep you map safe for shipping and keep it fresh until you are ready to frame it...
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