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Gorbunov (Esin), Petr Afanas'evich
Горбунов (Есин), Петр Афанасьевич
Born 1891, Govorkino, Stavropol Province?, Russian Empire, 1891; died 1968, Leningrad, USSR

From 1927 to 1930, Petr Gorbunov attended Vkhutein (Higher Artistic-Technical Institute), formerly the Imperial Academy of Arts. Gorbunov began to exhibit professionally in 1936 and created such paintings as Lenin's Speech at a Finnish Train Station (1934; Novosibirsk Painting Gallery) and Partisans (1945), among others throughout his career. In addition to historical paintings, Gorbunov also produced a number of portraits. He was 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). Petr Gorbunov became a member of the Communist Party in 1917.

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.