OK BUT WHY CAN’T I GET NICE ART BOOKS FROM MY FAV ILLUSTRATORS OR BUY AT LEAST THE NORMAL BOOKS THEY ILLUSTRATED????!!!! YOU KNOW. TO HAVE MOST OF THEIR WORK HANDY IN ONE PLACE. WHY ALWAYS THE BEST. NOWHERE TO BE FOUND??
Gennady Novozhilov was a Russian artist who lived from 1936 until 2007. He graduated from the Moscow High School of Art and then pursued animation courses at the Soyuzmult-film studio. There and later at the Georgia-film studio he worked on several animated films. He has illustrated books by Ivan Bunin, Andrei Platonov and Alexander Pushkin and is especially known for being the first to illustrate Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita. He has also authored his own books, notably Russian Fairy Tales for Children and Adults. You can find samples of his work here, and here, plus tumblr seems to have picked up on some of his stuff as well. Finally, I’ve selected some favorites below!