Pakhomov, Aleksei Fedorovich
Born Sept. 19 (Oct. 2), 1900, in the village of Varlamovo, in what is now Vologda Oblast; died Apr. 14, 1973, in Leningrad. Soviet graphic artist and painter. People’s Artist of the USSR (1971). Member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1964). Pakhomov was primarily an illustrator of books for and about children. He contributed to the children’s magazines Chizh (Siskin), Ezh (Hedgehog), and Koster (Campfire). Until the end of the 1930’s he also painted. Pakhomov’s illustrations for children’s books reflected his belief that these books should be cheerful and highly educational.