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Volikov, Vadim Petrovich

Воликов, Вадим Петрович

Born November 30, 1927, Samarkand, Uzbek SSR; 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 Academy of Art and Industry (V.I. Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design) from 1949 to 1955. While there, he concentrated in monumental decorative arts but he mainly worked in glass design. After his schooling and in order to support himself, he turned to designing political posters and book illustration.

By the late 1950s, Volikov began designing posters full time and he was in collaboration with Izogiz, the state-owned publishing house. His designs covered 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.

Sources & Citations

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