Bagram Ibatoulline

Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia and art has always been part of his life. First he attended the Children’s Art School for five years which was followed by four years at the Art College of Kazan and then the State Art Institute of Moscow for five years. His first book was Philip Booth’s “Crossing”, named a 2001 Best Book by Publishers Weekly. Bagram is adept at painting in different styles, from his illustrations for Deborah Noyes’s “Hana in the Time of the Tulips”, which School Library Journal called “a haunting homage to Rembrandt,” to the hieroglyphics he painted for James Cross Giblin’s “Secrets of the Sphinx”. His style changes from project to project and to date, his best known book would be Kate Dicamillo’s “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”. Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.