Babin, Nikolai Semenovich
Born: December 19, 1931, Peschanokopskoe, Rostov Region, USSR
Nikolai Semenovich Babin was a Soviet and Russian graphic artist with the principal field of his work centering on poster art. Babin studied at the Krasnodar Art School from 1948 to 1951 (some sources indicate 1950) and he continued his studies from 1955 to 1958 at the Moscow Regional Art Pedagogical School of 1905. As a poster artist, Babin collaborated with the Soviet publishing houses “Fine Art” and “Plakat” in addition to designing posters for the USSR Art Fund (i.e., Agitplakat). In the field of poster design, Babin has collaborated on works with fellow artists Oleg Masliakov, Igor Ovasapov and, Anatolii Iakushin. In the USSR, Nikolai Babin participated in art competitions at the Republic and All-Union levels. At the international political poster competition held for "For Peace, Humanism, Against the Threat of Nuclear War" (Moscow, 1984); he presented his entry "Peace will win!". His poster was later published in the 1986 album distributed by Plakat publishing house. Nikolai Babin was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR and in 1978, he was bestowed the title of Honored Artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
Sources & Citations
Baburina, N. I. (1988). The Soviet Political Poster, 1917-1980. New York: Penguin. (bio, artist)
painters.artunion.ru (date of birth)