Karachentsov, Petr Iakovlevich
Born August 14, 1907, St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia; died December 23, 1998, Moscow, Russia
Petr Iakovlevich Karachentsov obtained his artistic education at VKhUTEIN (Higher Art and Technical Institute) between 1927 and 1931. As a professional graphic designer and illustrator, his first posters were created in the late 1920s. During the 1930s, Karachentsov’s posters chiefly dealt with domestic themes and by the end of the decade, the themes turned to international politics and peace-- topics of rising importance immediately prior to World War II. During the war, Petr Karachentsov created agitation posters for TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) Studios. He began exhibiting his work professionally in 1940, and continued to design and illustrate books and magazines after the war. A member of the Artists' Union of the USSR, he was bestowed the title of Distinguished Artist of the Russian Republic in 1967.
Sources & Citations
Koloskova, T. G., et al. (2001). Simboly epochi v sovetskom plakate. Moskva: Gosudarstvennyi istoriceskii muzei. (P. 209)
Baburina, N. I. (1988). The Soviet Political Poster, 1917-1980. New York: Penguin. (bio, p. 201)
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Baburina, N. I. (1988). The Soviet Political Poster, 1917-1980. New York: Penguin. (bio, artist)