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Bohdan Butenko

Born in: 1931

Poland

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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.
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  • Painting

  • Painting Animal

  • Drawing

  • Drawing Portrait

  • Drawing Ink

  • Drawing Watercolor

  • Drawing Abstract

  • Polish Artist

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Bohdan Butenko, Gapiszon, Painting

Bohdan Butenko

Gapiszon, 1980
11.8 x 16.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,498

Bohdan Butenko, Untitled, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Untitled, 1980
11.8 x 16.5 inch
Drawing

$1,546

Bohdan Butenko, Cats (Bajka), Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Cats (Bajka), 1980
10.8 x 13.4 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,022

Bohdan Butenko, Gucio and Cezar, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Gucio and Cezar, 1980
10.8 x 14.6 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,022

Bohdan Butenko, Little cow, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Little cow, 1980
9.8 x 14.2 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,022

Bohdan Butenko, Gapiszon, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Gapiszon, 1980
11.8 x 16.5 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,498

Bohdan Butenko, Untitled, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Untitled, 1980
11.8 x 16.5 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,498

Bohdan Butenko, Gapiszon, Painting

Bohdan Butenko

Gapiszon, 1980
11.8 x 16.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,498

Bohdan Butenko, Gucio, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Gucio, 1990
11.4 x 11.4 inch
Drawing

$1,665

Bohdan Butenko, Untitled, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Untitled, 1980
10.6 x 14.2 inch
Drawing

$2,022

Bohdan Butenko, Leopard's Joke (Lamparci Zarcik), Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

Leopard's Joke (Lamparci Zarcik), 1980
11.4 x 7.9 inch
Drawing

$1,665

Bohdan Butenko, A Drawing, Drawing

Bohdan Butenko

A Drawing, 1980
11.8 x 16.5 inch
Drawing

$2,022

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