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

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Kogout, Nikolai Nikolaevich
Когоут, Николай Николаевич

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

Nikolai Kogout was one of the most prominent artists of posters during the early revolutionary period and Russian Civil War. In 1913, he 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, he worked in the political propaganda department of the Red Army -- Revvoensovet --, from 1918 to 1920. He created numerous illustrations for the journals Bezbozhnik u stanka and Daesh'. In 1944, he designed posters for the TASS (Soviet Telegraph Agency) Studio. He also participated in the production of caricature and humor-based political posters for AgitPlakat, a workshop and artist collective. He signed his posters with the initials KOG.

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.