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 Russian Empire, July 5, 1907; died Soviet Union, August 30, 1978

Between 1925 and 1931, Naum Karpovskii studied at the State Art Institute in Khar'kiv, Ukraine. In the late 1930s he created political posters with themes of culture and politics. With the rising threat of war looming over the Soviet Union, he turned his design motif toward martial themes, popular during the war. After the war, he continued to produce posters and he created illustrations for the newspapers and magazines Pravda [Truth], Izvestiia [News], Literaturnaia gazeta [Literature Newspaper], Sovetskaia kul'tura [Soviet Culture], Sovetstkii sport [Soviet Sport], and others. In addition, his illustrations appeared in monthlies such as, Ogonek [The Campfire] and Partiinaia zhizn [Party Life]. His work has also appeared in numerous national and international poster exhibitions.

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.