Druzhkov, Aleksandr Vasil'evich
Дружков, Александр Васильевич
Born 1912, Borisovo, Russian Empire; died 2004, (location unknown)
From 1928 to 1931, Aleksandr Druzhkov studied at the Polygraphic College of Gosizdat State Publishing House. From 1928 to 1930, he was a member of the October Group of artists. While working with the October Group, he produced drawings for the journals Smena [Change] (1929-1931), Nashi dostizhenia [Our Achievement] (1932-1934) and, Bolshevisticheskaya pechat’ [Bolshevik Press] (1932-1934). By 1928, he began an artistic foray into political posters producing such titles as, Above Ground and Below Ground We will Choke the Enemy with a Noose (1942) co-authored with poster artist Sokolov-Skalia; Long Live the Party! (1947); Honor to the Defenders of our Motherland! (1948) co-authored with I.M. Shagin and, Long Live the Soviet Cosmonauts (1969). Druzhkov became a member of the Communist Party in 1943.
Sources & Citations
Bibligraphicheskii slovar': Khudozhniki Narodov SSSR, vol. 3 (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1970), 91.
E. P. Demchenko and V.V. Shleev, Leniniana: estetika i izobrazitelʹnoe iskusstvo. Annotirovannyĭ ukazatelʹ literatury 1956-1967 (Moscow: Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1969), 135, 142.
Galina Demosfenova, Ariadna Nurok, Nina Shantyko, Sovetskii politicheskii plakat (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1962), 430