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Pomanskii, Nikolai Nikolaevich

Поманский, Николай Николаевич

Born 1887, Russian Empire; died 1935, USSR

Nikolai Nikolaevich Pomanskii was chiefly recognized as a landscape and portrait artist but he also worked in the graphic arts designing political posters. Pomanskii received his art education at the Moscow Stroganov Institute of Art where he graduated in 1904. He obtained further artistic education at the workshops of Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin and Sergei Vasilievich Ivanov. Pomanskii left Russia to study at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, and in 1908, he returned to Russia and taught for four years in the towns of Vetluga and Kazan. During this period, the artist contributed designs for "Niva" magazine in Petrograd (St. Petersburg). During World War I, Pomanskii served in the Imperial Russian Army. In 1918, Pomanskii was involved in the creation of agitprop painting for the burgeoning Soviet Government. He subsequently went on to design a series of posters supporting the Soviet cause during the Russian Civil War.

Nikolai Nikolaevich Pomanskii participated in the exhibits of the MTKh (Moscow Association of Artists), and in the exhibition "15 Years of the Red Army" (1933). He was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR and a member of A.Kh.R.R. (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). In 1936, the Moscow Union of Soviet Artists held a posthumous exhibition of his work at the Central House of Arts, M. V. Frunze in the capital city.

Fuentes (bio) (work cited) (Moscow Association of Artists cited)