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

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Gromitskii, Iosif Ivanovich
Громицкий Иосиф Иванович
Born Starosel'tsev, Grodno Province, Russian Empire, 1904; died Moscow, 1991

Iosif Ivanovich Gromitskii was born in a part of the Russian Empire that is today the country of Belarus. From 1923 to 1930, Gromitskii studied at VKhUTEIN [Higher Art and Technical Institute] under the tutelage of Dimitri Moor, a prolific poster artist. For his diploma work at VKhUTEIN Gromitskii created illustrations for Victor Hugo's book, Gavroche. He was a member of OMAKhR (Youth Association of Artists of the Revolution) and AKhR (Association of Artists of the Revolution).  Around 1930, he began to produce posters and in 1932, exhibit his works publicly. His posters are held in the collection of the State Central Museum of Contemporary Russian History in Moscow and in private collections around the world.

Sources & Citations

Viktor Koretskii, Zametki plakatista (Moscow: Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1958), 49, 118.
Galina Demosfenova, Ariadna Nurok, Nina Shantyko, Sovetskii politicheskii plakat (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1962), 430.