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

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Kogout, Nikolai Nikolaevich
Когоут, Николай Николаевич
Born 1891 Russian Empire, (location unknown); died 1959, (location unknown)

Nikolai Nikolaevich Kogout was one of the preeminent artists of the poster genre during Russia's early revolutionary period. In 1913, Kogout graduated from the Stroganov Central School of Industrial Art in Moscow and subsequently attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios]. He contributed works to the seventh exhibition of the art group L'Araignée and exhibited at Galerie Devambe in Paris in 1925.

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Nikolai Nikolaevich Kogout was one of the preeminent artists of the poster genre during Russia's early revolutionary period. In 1913, Kogout graduated from the Stroganov Central School of Industrial Art in Moscow and subsequently attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios]. He contributed works to the seventh exhibition of the art group L'Araignée and exhibited at Galerie Devambe in Paris in 1925. During the Russian Civil War, Kogout designed posters from 1918 to 1920 in the Revvoensovet-- the propaganda department of the Red Army. He also created illustrations for the journals Bezbozhnik u stanka and Daesh'.

During World War II, Kogout designed posters for the TASS (Soviet Telegraph Agency) Studios. After the war, he designed caricature and humor-based political posters for AgitPlakat, a workshop and artist collective. A hallmark of his work is that he signed his posters with the initials KOG.

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Sources & Citations

Klaus Vashik and Nina Baburina, Real'nost' utopii: Iskusstvo Russkogo plakat XX veka (Moscow: Progress-Traditsia, 2003), 102.
John Milner, A Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Artists (1420-1970) (Aberdeen: Antique Collector's Club, 1993), 208.
Stephen White, The Bolshevik Poster (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988), 97, 100.
Boris S. Butnik-Siverskii, Sovetskii plakat epokhi Grazhdanskoi voiny, 1918-1921 (Moscow: Vsesoyuznaya knizhnaya palata, 1960), 157, 206, 227, 237, 310, 537.
Pechat' i revoliutsia. No. 2(5) (1922): 59, 76.
Kransoarmeets. No. 18-20 (February, 1920): 5.
Krasnoarmeets. No. 82 (1926): 28.
Tekhnika -- molodezhi. No. 2 (1939): 4.