Luganskii, Petr Ivanovich
Born September 11, 1911, Bokovo, Lugansk Region, Russian Empire; died 1993, St. Petersburg, Russia
Petr Ivanovich Luganskii was a Leningrad (St. Petersburg) graphic artist and book illustrator. From 1928 to 1932 he studied at the Kharkov Art Institute. Starting in 1932, Luganskii participated in professional art exhibitions. Throughout his career, he designed posters for the publishing houses Mistetstvo and IzoGiz. During the Second World War, Petr Luganskii served in the Red Army. During the war, his wife and young daughter perished during the infamous Leningrad Blockade. Within the realm of book illustration, Luganskii worked on domestic and foreign classics including the first post-war edition of the complete works of Jules Verne. He illustrated many famous book titles including the Russian language versions of “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” and “Treasure Island”.
Sources & Citations
Bezmenova, K.V., & Danilova, I.E. (1988). Sovetskaia litografiia 1930-kh godov v sobranii Gosudarstvennogo muzeia izobrazitel'nykh iskusstv imeni A.S. Pushkina: katalog vystavki. Moskva: Sovetskii Khudozhnik. (p. 27, bio on Luganskii)
leningradart.com (dates and locations of birth and death)
artchive.ru (bio and dates)