Abramov, Mark Aleksandrovich
Абрамов, Марк Александрович
Born Kharkhov, Ukraine, 16 April 1913; died Moscow, 1994
From 1931 to 1936, Mark Aleksandrovich Abramov studied at the Moscow Civil Engineering Institute (MISI) and, along with his brother, published cartoons under the pseudonym Moa in satirical periodicals such as Ateist [Atheist], Rabochaia Moskva [Working Moscow] and Bezbozhnik [The Godless]. In 1932, he began to submit drawings under his own name to a wider range of magazines and newspapers including Krokodil [Crocodile], Znamia [Banner], Sovetskaia Zhenshchina [Soviet Woman], Izvestiia [News], Moscovskaia Pravda [Moscow Truth], Krasnaia Zvezda [Red Star], Trud [Labor], and Pravda [Truth]. During World War II, he worked intermittently for the TASS [State Telegraph Agency] studio, creating around fifteen posters over the course of three and a half years. He also produced a number of political caricatures and graphic albums on agricultural topics (especially after 1956), as well as water and cityscapes. In 1964 he was awarded the title Honored Worker of Arts of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
Sources & Citations
Biobibligraphicheskii slovar' khudozhniki narodov SSSR, vol. 1(Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1970),31.