biography of Constantin ALAJALOV (1900-1987)

Birth place: Rostov, Russia

Addresses: New York, NY

Profession: Painter, illustrator

Studied: Univ Petrograd, Russia

Exhibited: Many nat'l exhibs; solo shows in Hollywood, Calif, New York & Dallas.

Member: Phila. WC Cl.

Work: Brooklyn Mus.; Phila. Mus Art; MoMA; Mus City New York; Soc. Anonyme; Dallas MFA. Commissions: Murals for S.S. America; The Hands of Leonard Bernstein, 1967; stage sets for Michael Mordkin's Ballet and posters for many theatrical productions

Comments: Illustrator: George Gershwin's Song Book, Alice Duer Miller's Cinderella, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, Nuts in May, Bottoms Up and others. He was the only artist to paint covers for both Sat. Eve. Post and New Yorker. Teaching: Phoenix Art Inst; Archipenko's Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Sources: WW73; WW47; add'l info. courtesy Illustration House (NYC, essay #14)