Thinking of giving art for Christmas? Explore our gift guide

Bohdan Butenko

Poland Born in: 1931
BOHDAN BUTENKO (born in 1931) is considered to be a master of book ilustration. His books are signed like old masters ones – “pinxit” – meaning “painted”. He created popular polish drawing characters of Gapiszon and Kapiszon or Gucio and Cezar.

Butenko graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Soon after the graduation he was nominated for the position of artistic editor in “Nasza Ksi?garnia (“Our Library” – one of the biggest and most influential polish publishers of those times). In 1956 he published his first books: “Pan Malu?kiewicz i wieloryb” (Mr. Tiniest and a whale) by J. Tuwim and “35th May” by Erich Kastner.
Together with J. M?odo?eniec, D. Mróz and J. Stanny co-created the phenomenon called „Polish School of Illustration, which was unique on a world scale for over 30 years (50s – 70s).

Characters created by Butenko educate and content third generation of young readers now. Over 200 books including most iconic ones for polish literature were illustrated by him (including: J. Brzechwa, J. Tuwim, W. Chotmska or E. Niziurski).
Butenko received hundreds of rewards e.g. IBA (Lipsk) 1965, Premio Europeo (Padwa) 1976, IMGE (Istambul) 2003.
Read more

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Gapiszon, Painting

Bohdan Butenko

Gapiszon, 1980
30 x 42 x 3 cm
Painting

€ 2,100

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Leopard's Joke (Lamparci Zarcik), Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Leopard's Joke (Lamparci Zarcik), 1980
29 x 20 cm
Drawing

€ 1,400

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, A Drawing, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

A Drawing, 1980
30 x 42 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Untitled, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Untitled, 1980
30 x 42 cm
Drawing

€ 1,300

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, A drawing (Flying fish), Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

A drawing (Flying fish), 1980
26.5 x 37.5 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, At the market, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

At the market, 1980
29 x 49 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 1,400

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, A boar, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

A boar, 1980
29 x 42 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, A drawing (A torch), Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

A drawing (A torch), 1980
29 x 41 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, A drawing (Ladies), Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

A drawing (Ladies), 1980
25 x 35 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Cats, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Cats, 1980
27 x 38.5 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Cats (A fairy tale), Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Cats (A fairy tale), 1980
27.5 x 34 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Little cow, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Little cow, 1980
25 x 36 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, A sleigh, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

A sleigh, 1980
30 x 42 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 2,100

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Untitled, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Untitled, 1980
30 x 42 x 3 cm
Drawing

€ 2,100

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Gucio, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Gucio, 1990
29 x 29 cm
Drawing

€ 1,400

In time for Christmas
Bohdan Butenko, Untitled, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Untitled, 1980
27 x 36 cm
Drawing

€ 1,700

Bohdan Butenko doesn’t have any exhibitions.

We’re sorry but the artist doesn’t currently have any exhibitions.
Follow Bohdan Butenko to receive a notification as soon as new exhibitions are added.

Are you a gallery and would like to sell works by this artist?

Join us!