Poster Plakat A Collection of Posters from the Soviet Union and its Satellite Nations

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Bri-Bein, Maria Feliksova
Бри-Бейн, Мария Феликсовна
Born Odessa, Russian Empire (Ukraine), 1892; died Moscow, USSR, 1971

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 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 produced propaganda posters for the Soviet Government. In 1934, her poster, Narody SSSR (Peoples of the USSR) from 1932, won the first prize at the poster competition dedicated to the 10th commemoration of the death of Vladimir Lenin.

Sources & Citations

Christina Kiaer, "Fairy-tales of the Proletariat, or, Is Socialist Realism Kitsch?" Socialist Realisms: Soviet Painting, 1920-1970 (Milan: SKIRA, 2012): 187.
Klaus Vashik and Nina Baburina, Real'nost' utopii: Iskusstvo Russkogo plakat XX veka (Moscow: Progress-Traditsia, 2003), 207, 226, 227.
Bibligraphicheskii slovar': Khudozhniki Narodov SSSR, vol. 2 (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1970), 67.
Galina Demosfenova, Ariadna Nurok, Nina Shantyko, Sovetskii politicheskii plakat (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1962), 139.
State Tretyakov Gallery Moscow: <>