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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Natalia G Toreeva  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Illustrator Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1941, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia

Illinois Connection

Toreeva was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. She emigrated to USA in 1977 and has lived in Illinois since. She graduated DePaul University with MS in Computer Science. After graduation, she worked with IT companies, and is now a retired software engineer and system analyst, residing in Carol Stream.

Biographical and Professional Information

Natalia Toreeva graduated from college with an BA in Art while living in Russia. After graduating from college, she worked as a fashion designer, and after graduating from the Art Academy with MA degree, she worked in the Leningrad Film Studio (Lenfilm) as a Costume Designer. She also participated in many Art Exhibitions with the "School of Sidlin" art group.

In 1990, Toreeva created the cover drawing (photomontage) and illustrations (drawings, pen and ink) for the book, "Twenty Thousand Faces of Pasternak", Parus, US - isbn 0939497351. This is the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Poet, Boris Pasternak. The book includes information in Russian and English. The poems (in Russian) are from "Doctor Zhivago", that Natalia Toreeva illustrated, and has seldom seen photos of Boris Pasternak taken by M. Nappelbaum.

*The book, "Twenty Thousand Faces of Pasternak", is available at Stanford University Libraries ( among other libraries in the United States. Check WorldCat at:, for a list of those libraries.

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Christmas in Russia.
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Looks at Christmas in Russia, emphasizing the customs and traditions unique to the people who live there. Includes recipes, craft ideas, and music.

Dvadt︠s︡atʹ tysi︠a︡ch lit︠s︡ Pasternaka /
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The battle on the Kalinov-bridge :
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