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I've changed Alexeieff's birthplace to Kazan from Ufi to reflect the preponderance of online sources. Anyone who has better resources is welcome to contribute.Dhodges 01:50, 5 May 2004 (UTC)
- Source for the birthplace Kazan are his obituary in the Times and his biographer. -- €pa 00:53, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
I am Claire Parker's sister's grandson and we always knew he came from Kazan. I have added some material and corrected some errors in the article. I have a fair amount of personal material, with details like how he and Parker got along, parts of his memoirs from his cadet days. Don't know if adding that stuff would be appropriate. I can also add info about Claire. However I suggest that Alexeieff is by far the more prominent name and that he deserves a page of his own--Koshpeli (talk) 06:47, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
In 1966 I produced a short documentary for the television arts series "Camera Three" about Alexeieiff. Both he and his wife appear on this film, which is described in our data base (below). A DVD copy of this program can be purchased from Creative Arts Television, POB 739, Kent, CT 06757. Stephan Chodorov
Painter-draftsman-filmmaker-printmaker Alexander Alexeieff, with his wife and co-worker Claire Parker, discuss the use of his "pin-board" technique for illustration and film animation. With excerpts from their films, a demonstration of the pin-board, and film made on location in Paris about the reception of their art.
Alexeieff invented this technique 1931; images are made by precise shadows. Hundreds of pins protrude through a board, the pins extended so as to produce in raking light a shadow picture which is then filmed to make one frame of graphic or motion picture. As the shadow is changed the scene is changed. Alexeieff has used this technique to make book illustrations and films.
Includes pictures for an edition of "Dr. Zhivago" and an animated film based on a Gogol short story called "The Nose", a macabre fantasy about a man searching for his missing nose; the film took 18 months to complete, using 1600 pin-board images. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:15, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
"Alexeieff spent seven years in a sanatorium due to damage caused to his lungs by chemicals he used in xylography, etching and aquatinting."
Thanks for making me go back to the original. I translated this booklet from the Museum of Film in Moscow a few years ago when my Russian wasn't as strong-Svetlana Rockwell says three years and I now thinking about it wonder if that means he went seasonally for three years, or periodically. It does seem unlikely that he lived at a sanatorium for three years straight.Koshpeli (talk) 05:07, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
contributions from daughter
Alexeieff's daughter was kind enough to write me an email and clarified a number of points as well as editing a few mistakes. I'm not really sure how to reference her emails but she provided a lot of extra details as well as giving explanations for a number of facts in the text. RE: Sanatorium, she said that it was 2 years--which has been fixed in the article.Koshpeli (talk) 03:09, 2 November 2009 (UTC)