Karachentsev, Petr Iakovlevich
Караченцев, Петр Яковлевич
Born August 14, 1907, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire; died December 23, 1998, Moscow
Peter Iakovlevich Karachensеv earned his artistic education at VKhUTEIN (Higher Art and Technical Institute) between 1927 and 1931. As a graphic designer and illustrator, he designed his first political posters at the end of the 1920s.
His posters concentrated on domestic themes through the mid-1930s and by the end of the decade, his work turned to issues on international politics and peace, as these were topics of rising importance in the looming threat of war. During World War II, he worked with the TASS Studio (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) creating agitation posters. Karachensеv 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 earned the title Distinguished Artist of the Russian Republic in 1967.
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.