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

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Volikov, Vadim Petrovich
Воликов, Вадим Петрович
Born November 30, 1927, Samarkand (Uzbek SSR), USSR; died 1989 (location unknown), USSR

Vadim Petrovich Volikov was a graphic designer and a poster artist. As an art student in Leningrad, Volikov studied at the V.I. Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design from 1949 to 1955. He concentrated in monumental decorative arts, mainly working in glass. Out of school, he turned to producing political posters and book illustration in order to support himself. By the late 1950s, Volikov began designing posters full time and in collaboration with Izogiz, the state-owned publishing house.

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Vadim Petrovich Volikov was a graphic designer and a poster artist. As an art student in Leningrad, Volikov studied at the V.I. Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design from 1949 to 1955. He concentrated in monumental decorative arts, mainly working in glass. Out of school, he turned to producing political posters and book illustration in order to support himself.

By the late 1950s, Volikov began designing posters full time and in collaboration with Izogiz, the state-owned publishing house. His designs contributed to a myriad of poster themes from domestic politics, sports and civic holidays to military aviation, outer space and social issues. In the late 1960s, Volikov designed posters for the publishing house Izobrazitel’noe Iskusstvo (Fine Art Publishers) and he worked as an artist in the production workshop of Agitplakat, a poster collective. Volikov was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.

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painters.artunion.ru (date of birth noted)
tramvaiiskusstv.ru (bio)
Mercer and Middlesex Auctions, LLC., Catalog, February 2012.