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

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Karachentsov, Petr Iakovlevich
Караченцов, Петр Яковлевич
Born August 14, 1907, St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia; died December 23, 1998, Moscow, Russia

Petr Iakovlevich Karachensоv performed his artistic education at VKhUTEIN (Higher Art and Technical Institute) between 1927 and 1931. As a professional graphic designer and illustrator, his first political posters were created in the late 1920s. During the 1930s, Karachensоv's posters chiefly dealt with domestic themes, however by the end of the decade, his work turned to issues on international politics and peace-- topics of rising importance in the looming threat of war facing the USSR.

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Petr Iakovlevich Karachensоv performed his artistic education at VKhUTEIN (Higher Art and Technical Institute) between 1927 and 1931. As a professional graphic designer and illustrator, his first political posters were created in the late 1920s.

During the 1930s, Karachensоv's posters chiefly dealt with domestic themes, however by the end of the decade, his work turned to issues on international politics and peace-- topics of rising importance in the looming threat of war facing the USSR.  During World War II, he worked with the TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) Studios creating agitation posters.  Karachensov exhibited his work professionally beginning in 1940, and he continued to design and illustrate books and magazines after the war. A member of the Artists' Union of the USSR, he also earned the title of "Distinguished Artist of the Russian Republic" in 1967.

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Sources & Citations

G. L. Demosfenova, Sovetskii politicheskii plakat (Moscow: Izdatel'stvo "Iskusstvo", 1962), 100, 105, 113, 114, 126, 169.
T. G. Koloskova, et al., eds, Simvoly epokhi v sovetskom plakate (Moscow: Gosudarstvennyi istoricheskii muzei, 2001), 209.
V. I. Lenin State Library of the USSR, The Soviet Political Poster, 1917-1980 (New York: Penguin, 1985), 201.