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Vladimir Bobritski, better known as Bobri, was born May 1898 in Kharikiv, Ukraine. He was an illustrator, author, composer, educator and guitar historian who arrived in the United States in 1921. Bobri's career and hobbies overlapped over time and he became an integral part of the classical guitar community by joining the Society of Classic Guitar,  illustrating for the Society's Guitar Review magazine, and becoming friends with Andrés Segovia. The majority of the collection consists of photographs documenting his visit to Spain to visit Andrés Segovia, all which were taken in the early 1970s. Other materials in the collection are papers associated with Society of the Classic Guitar and a published composition.
Vladimir Bobritski, better known as Bobri, was an illustrator, author, composer, educator and guitar historian. He was born in Kharikiv, Ukraine in 1898. He attended the Kharkiv Imperial Art School and began designing sets for the Great Dramatic theatre of Kharkiv thereafter. During the Russian revolution Bobri created a handmade passport where he passed through the English, French, Italian and Greek consular authorities without it being noticed. Bobri immigrated to the United States in 1921. Upon his arrival he worked as a textile printer. Within ten years he was hired and illustrated for Saks Fifth Avenue and The New Yorker, and eventually gained notoriety and clients to begin his freelance career. As a freelance illustrator, he contributed work to well-known companies such as Hanes, Avon, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and McCall's.
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