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Great Patriotic War Poster Newspaper No. 11. Proletarians of all countries, unite! Death to the German Fascist invaders! [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 941
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: This news poster is an illustration of Stalin's "Order of the Day, No. 55" issued in February 1942 on the 24th anniversary of the founding of the Red Army. In his order, Stalin discussed the background of the Red Army "as the defender of the Soviet people, and its role in expelling foreign invaders".
Media Size: 37x26
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1942
Editorial Information: Editor I. G. Verite; Artistic editor E. A. Guntov
Technical Information on Poster: Approved for printing July 7, 1942; Ogiz order No. 1940; Price 2 rubles 70 kopeks; [Based on] Drawings by artists V. Baiuskina and A. Shpir; [Printed at] 28 Valovaia Street, Moscow
Glavlit Directory Number: L 57354
Sources & Citation: Pisch, A. (2016). The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929-1953: Archetypes, inventions and fabrications. Canberra: ANU Press.
Catalog Notes: PP 941 WWII b
Artist: Baiuskin, Vasilii Stepanovich — Баюскин, Василий Степанович
Vasilii Stepanovich Baiuskin was a Soviet graphic designer, painter and illustrator. Born in a village north of Moscow, from 1911 to 1916 Baiuskin studied with the Sytinskaia, a group of artists that taught in a Moscow school operated by the prominent Russian publisher Ivan Sytin. From 1918 to 1920, Baiuskin continued his artistic studies at GSKhM (State Free Artistic Studios) / VHKUTEMAS (Russian State Art and Technical School). Around 1920, he began designing posters. In this capacity, Baiuskin worked in the ...
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Artist: Shpir, Anatolii Fedorovich — Шпир, Анатолий Федорович
Printer: 1st Exemplary Ogiz RSFSR Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография Огиза РСФСР треста Полиграфкнига, Москва
1st Exemplary Ogiz RSFSR Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust was located in Moscow at 28 Valovaia Street. Historically, the workshop began as the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip in the era prior to the Russian Revolution. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was the son of a peasant. He opened a small print shop in Moscow using a single press and by the start of the 20th century his printing business (at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets) was the largest private ...
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Publisher: Vsekokhudoznik (All-Russian Cooperative Union of Workers of Fine Arts) — Всекохудожник
Vsekokhudoznik was an artist cooperative that existed from 1928 to 1953. The cooperative provided artists with canvas, paint, it offered monetary advances and loans, it bought works, and organized artistic sabbaticals for its members. In addition, the cooperative organized contests for large projects. In its early years, Vsekokhudoznik had sections located in Rostov-on-Don, Nizhnii Novgorod, Samara, and in Sverdlovsk. Reorganized in 1932 as the All-Russian Cooperative Union of Workers of Fine Arts, Vsekokhudoznik was administered by the All-Industrial ...
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