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

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Gorbunov (Esin), Petr Afanas'evich
Горбунов, (Есин) Петр Афанасьевич
Born Govorkino, 1891; died Leningrad, 1968

From 1927 to 1930, Petr Gorbunov attended The Russian Academy of Art. He became a member of the Communist Party in 1917. Gorbunov began to exhibit professionally in 1936 and he created such paintings as Lenin's Speech at a Finnish Train Station (1934; Novosibirsk Painting Gallery) and Partisans (1945), among many others throughout his career. In addition to his historical paintings, Gorbunov produced a number of portraits. He was also active as a poster artist, authoring such posters as Let's Transform the War with Imperialism into Civil War! (1917) and Did You Contribute to the Reconstruction of Leningrad? (1945).

Sources & Citations

Bibligraphicheskii slovar': Khudozhniki Narodov SSSR, vol. 3 (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1970), 113-114.
Pavel K. Suzdalev, Sovetskoe iskusstvo perioda Velikoi Otechestvennoi Voiny. (Moscow, 1965), 254, 257.
Galina Demosfenova, Ariadna Nurok, Nina Shantyko, Sovetskii politicheskii plakat (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1962), 166.