Prince Andrew Romanoff is the grandnephew of the late Tsar Nicholas Romanoff. Had the Bolshevik Revolution not intervened, Andrew himself was in line to become Tsar of Russia. Instead, he grew up in exile on the grounds at Windsor Castle in London. Andrew, now over 90 years old, chronicles his remarkable childhood in The Boy Who Would Be Tsar: The Art of Prince Andrew Romanoff.
Romanoff's drawings of daily life are executed on Shrinky Dink material, a plastic which shrinks when heated in the oven. His decidedly original works are rooted in the realm of Folk Art. He uses these drawings to illustrate the story of his childhood at Frogmore Cottage, a thirty six room mansion on the grounds of Windsor where Andrew was raised with his parents and grandmother Grand Duchess Xenia.
The book contains historical photos and ephemera from Andrew's collection along with his Shrinky Dink drawings.