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Playing Cards and Art: Alexandre Alexeieff

Alexandre Alexandrovitch Alexeieff (18 April 1901 – 9 August 1982) was a Russian Empire-born artist, filmmaker and illustrator who lived and worked mainly in Paris. He and his second wife Claire Parker (1910–1981) are credited with inventing the pinscreen as well as the animation technique totalization. In all Alexeieff produced 6 films on the pinscreen, 41 advertising films and illustrated 41 books.

Alexander’s colour wood engravings for Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades (1923).


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