Anatoly Kalashnikov- Ex Libris artist.
I didn't realize that ther was such a strong movement of book plate artists internationally, and have met other great book plate artists through Igor and Anatoly.
What i find most interesting is that the actual book plate print isn't as valued as the wood-block or lino-cut that was carved to make the print. I am in the process of commissioning Anatoly to make a plate for me, and I can't wait to see what he comes up with. I would have commissioned him before now, but I didn't have the cash in 1995. I will post more about this when Anatoly finishes my commission.
These are just a sampling of what Anatoly has done.