Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Omsk, Russia, and educated at the State Academic Institute of Arts in Moscow. He has worked in the fields of fine arts, graphic arts, mural design, and textile design. His first book was Philip Booth's Crossing (Candlewick), 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 (Candlewick), which School Library Journal called "a haunting homage to Rembrandt," to the Chinese settings he painted for Hans Christian Andersen's The Nightingale (Candlewick).
Bagram Ibatoulline lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.
Books illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline:
Mr. Lincoln's Boys by Staton Rabin (Viking)
Great Joy by Kate Dicamillo (Candlewick Press)
The Tinderbox by H.C. Andersen (Candlewick Press)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)
The First Christmas Stocking by Elizabeth Winthrop (Delacorte Press)
Adventures Of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Graven Images by Paul Fleischman (Candlewick Press)
The Serpent Came to Gloucester by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick Press)
The Queen's Progress by Celeste Mannis (Puffin)
Secrets Of The Sphinx by James Cross Giblin (Scholastic Press)