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Bri-Bein, Maria Feliksova

Бри-Бейн, Мария Феликсовна

Born 1892, Odessa, (Ukraine), Russian Empire; died 1971, Moscow, USSR

Between 1910 and 1915, Maria Feliksovna Bri-Bein received artistic training at the Odessa College of Art under the tutelage of K.K. Konstandi. In 1924, she continued training in Moscow under the supervision of Ilya Mashkov. From 1917 to 1919, she was a member of TIURKH (Association of Southern Russian Artists) and she was also a member of AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia) from 1926 to 1932.  Bri-Bein began to exhibit her works publicly in 1917.   Starting in 1930, she designed political posters. In 1934, her poster, Narody SSSR (Peoples of the USSR) that was designed in 1932 won first prize at the poster competition dedicated to the 10th commemoration of the death of Vladimir Lenin.

Sources & Citations

Kiaer, C. H. (2012). Fairy Tales of the Proletariat, or, Is Socialist Realism Kitsch? In Socialist Realisms: Soviet Painting 1920-1970 (p. 187). Skira.
Vashik, K., & Baburina, N. (2003). Real'nost' utopii: Iskusstvo Russkogo plakat XX veka. Moscow: Progress-Traditsia. (pp. 207, 226, 227)
Vol'tsenburg, O.E., et al. (1970). Biobibligraphicheskii slovar' khudozhniki narodov SSSR (Vol 2, 67). Moscow: Iskusstvo.
Demosfenova, G., et al. (1962). Sovetskii politicheskii plakat. Moscow: Iskusstvo. (p. 139) (bio, Bri-Bein)