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Grinshtein, Isaak Khaskelevich

Гринштейн, Исаак Хаскелевич

Born 1909 Bobrynets', Elisavetgrad, Russian Empire (Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine); died 1966 Moscow, USSR

Isaak Khaskelevich Grinshtein was a Soviet graphic artist, illustrator and book designer. He was born in what is today Eastern Ukraine. Grinshtein studied at the Art Institute of Odessa from 1925 to 1930 and after graduation, he was a school teacher (until 1933) whereupon he moved to Moscow. Having a background in graphic art, Grinshtein worked extensively designing for Ogonek [Campfire], Smena [Change], Molodoi kolkhoznik [Young Collective Farmer], and other major Soviet monthlies. In addition to his work on posters, he illustrated children's books published by Detskii mir [Children's World] and Molodaia gvardiia [Young Guard]. His work as a graphic artist for children's books includes the titles: "Pavlik Morozov" by Vitaly Gubarev, "Magic Box" by Ivan Vasilenko, "Adventures of Grass" by Sergei Rozanov, "Daughter" by Maria Belakhova, "The Son of the Regiment" by Valentin Kataev, and a host of others. Isaak Grinshtein was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.


Demosfenova, G., et al. (1962). Sovetskii politicheskii plakat. Moscow: Iskusstvo. (p. 210)
Koloskova, T. G., et al. (2001). Simboly epochi v sovetskom plakate. Moskva: Gosudarstvennyi istoriceskii muzei. (p. 206) (bio, Grinshtein) (cited as illustrator of The Son of the Regiment )