Boris Chaliapin

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Boris Chaliapin (1904–1979) was the son of Russian opera singer Feodor Chaliapin and brother of The Name of the Rose actor Feodor Chaliapin, Jr.

Example of artwork by Boris Chaliapin on Time magazine cover, January 5, 1953

He worked as an artist for Time magazine, for which he illustrated more than 400 covers, from 1942 (featuring Jawaharlal Nehru) to 1970 (featuring Richard Nixon).[1] Other illustrators of Time covers during this period, which has been called the golden age of Time covers, included Boris Artzybasheff, Robert Vickrey, James Ormsbee Chapin and Bernard Safran.[2]

Boris as child with his father (1912)


  1. ^ TIME Magazine covers by Boris Chaliapin at
  2. ^ Waters, Charles H., Jr. (November 1991), "Anatomy of a Cover", Annual Review of Jazz Studies 5, 1991, Scarecrow Press, p. 41, ISBN 978-0-8108-2478-2, retrieved 10 June 2017 
  • Profile at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery