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Buev, Ivan Petrovich

Буев, Иван Петрович

Born 1900, Ivanovo-Voznesensk, Russian Empire; died 1961, USSR

Ivan Buev is chiefly known as a painter and a graphic artist and yet he also worked in the monumental and applied art fields. During the 1920s, he studied at VKhUTEIN (Higher State Artistic and Technical Institute), Moscow. In partnership with Boris Iordanskii, Buev worked on the Soviet pavilion for the International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life in Paris (Paris Expo) held from 1936-1937.

During the 1930s, Buev was engaged in the production of political posters and many of his pieces were co-designed with Boris Iordanskii. In addition, Buev was involved in the master plan for the 1934-35 Moscow-based VSKhV (All-Union Agricultural Exhibition) as well as the design of its pavilions. Working again with Iordanskii, on the Agricultural Exhibition, he participated in the exterior design of the Far East pavilion and designed decorative panels for the pavilion of the Bashkir Autonomous Republic.

Buev participated in the All-Union Exhibition of the Poster that featured his work, "Poster for the Five Year Plan" (1932). He also participated in the competition "Posters for the re-election of the Soviets” in 1934 and that year was in the Exhibition of Young Artists of Moscow. He participated in the International Exhibition for "Art and Technology in Contemporary Life" in Paris (1937), the Leningrad Exhibition of Political Posters and Mass Pictures (1938), the Exhibition of Paintings, Graphics, Sculptures of Front-line Artists (1946) and, the Exhibition of Decorative Arts (1955).


Bonnell, V. E. (1999). Iconography of power: Soviet political posters under Lenin and Stalin. Berkeley: University of California Press. (p. 328, Buev cited with artist Iordanskii) (bio, Buev)