Izoram (Fine Arts Studios of Working Youth)
Изомастерские рабочей молодежи
Formed in the late 1920s in Leningrad, the Izoram collective attracted amateur artists who worked closely with professionals in a mentoring atmosphere. Izoram’s declaration (approved in March 1930 by the art council of the Komsomol regional committee) read: “Izoram is a goal-oriented collective of working youth with a task, under the leadership of the Communist Party and the Komsomol, to actively participate in the class struggle of the proletariat and contribute to the socialist restructuring of life...". With the formation of the Artists Union of the USSR in 1932, Izoram was dissolved along with other independent art groups.
Sources & Citations
"The Golden Age of Art Associations in Russia and USSR 1820 - 1932" Peterburg 1992.