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

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Karpovskii, Naum Pavlovich
Карповский, Наум Павлович
Born July 5, 1907, Russian Empire; died August 30, 1978, USSR

Between 1925 and 1931, Naum Pavlovich Karpovskii studied at the State Art Institute in Khar'kiv, Ukraine. In the late 1930s he began his career designing political posters concerning themes of culture and politics. By the early 1940s there was a threat of war looming over the Soviet Union. Karpovskii changed his motifs into martial themes so very popular during the war.

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Between 1925 and 1931, Naum Pavlovich Karpovskii studied at the State Art Institute in Khar'kiv, Ukraine. In the late 1930s he began his career designing political posters concerning themes of culture and politics. By the early 1940s there was a threat of war looming over the Soviet Union. Karpovskii changed his motifs into martial themes so very popular during the war.

After the war, Karpovskii created illustrations for the periodicals Pravda [Truth], Izvestiia [News], Literaturnaia gazeta [Literature Newspaper], Sovetskaia kul'tura [Soviet Culture], Sovetstkii sport [Soviet Sport] and a host of others. His illustrations also appeared in monthlies such as, Ogonek [The Campfire] and Partiinaia zhizn [Party Life].

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Sources & Citations

G. L. Demosfenova, Sovetskii politicheskii plakat (Moscow: Izdatel'stvo "Iskusstvo", 1962), 109, 139, 142, 204.
T. G. Koloskova, et al., eds, Simvoly epokhi v sovetskom plakate (Moscow: Gosudarstvennyi istoricheskii muzei, 2001), 209.
Personal'nye i gruppovye vystavki Sovetskikh khudozhnikov, 1917--1947  (Moscow: Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1989), 172, 245.