We learn so that Stalin says “Excellent, guys!” We are children of the plants and the arable land, and our road is a nuclear one. For our happy childhood, thank you mother country! --V. Gusev

Poster Number: PP 061
Category: Youth
Poster Notes: This poster is framed. A portion of text (attributed to the poet Viktor M. Gusev) comes from the 1935 “Song of Soviet Schoolchildren”. The lines of the song were later re-purposed as "Thank you comrade Stalin for our happy childhood!"
Media Size: 24x18
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1939
Editorial Information: Editor A. Rachevskii. Technical Editor I. Kabanov.
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 4037, Index P-10. Approved for printing May 25, 1939. Submitted for printing May 31, 1939. Standard format 62 x 94 - ½ sheet of paper. Order No. 372. Price 40 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: A-12176
Catalog Notes: PP 061 Youth (framed)
Artist: Eiges, Olga Viacheslavovna — Эйгес, Ольга Вячеславовна

Olga Viacheslavovna Eiges began to exhibit professionally starting in 1927. From 1930 to 1934, she studied at the Moscow State Academic Art College in Memory of 1905, and from 1934–1939, she was a student at the Moscow Institute of Visual Art (a.k.a. Surikov Institute) in their Department of Posters where she studied under Aleksandr Deineka, Lev Bruni, and Vladimir Favorskii. Eiges graduated from the Institute in 1939. As a poster artist, Olga Eiges illustrated for the Institute of Health Education and for the State Circus of the USSR where she produced portraits of circus performers and sketches of the audience. She also designed advertising posters for the Foreign Trade Chamber of the USSR, for Intourist, and she designed a host of governmental/political posters. From 1941-1945, her poster designs involved themes popular during WWII. In 1941, Eiges joined the Moscow Union of Soviet Artists. In 1943, after returning to Moscow (following mandatory evacuation due to the war), Eiges worked on a monumental art brigade elaborating interiors of Moscow metro stations and administrative buildings. In the post-war years, she continued to work in the field of poster design and graphic arts. In 2014, Olga Eiges was the subject of a one-woman show at the Kovcheg (Ark) gallery in Moscow.

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Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga, Moscow — 3-я типография Красный пролетарий Полиграфкнига, Москва

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow.

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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград

Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.

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