with anti-communist White Russians before immigrating to US (he spoke no English and arrived with 14 cents). A chameleon,
able to adapt different styles, from children's books to portraits. Renowned for his ability to turn machines into living
beings (and living beings into who-knows-what). Advisor to the Psychological Warfare branch during WW II. A profuse illustrator
for the majors: Life, Fortune, and Time (producing 200+ covers for the last). Illustrated 50 books, including those he wrote
himself, notably "As I See." Plentiful ad work for Xerox, Shell Oil, Pan Am, Casco Power Tools, Alcoa Steamship lines, Parke
Davis, Avco Manufacturing, Scotch Tape, Wickwire Spencer Steele, Vultee Aircraft, World Airways, and Parker Pens. Mechanics
Illustrated profiled him with a cover story in 1954, "When Machines Come to Life."
thanks to author, Hiroshi Aramata for helping with this page.