1917 - 1953 We are lighting fireworks to celebrate our labor gains!

Poster Number: PP 095
Category: Revolution
Media Size: 35x29.5
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1953
Editorial Information: Editor O. Legran
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production August 20, 1953; Publication No. 0491; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 2347; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A 05354
Catalog Notes: PP 095 Revolution b; PP 095A Revolution b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович

Of the noted Soviet poster artists of the photomontage and Socialist Realism aesthetics, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and he immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. His professional break-through occurred while working for the major state publishing houses Iskusstvo and Ogiz-Izogiz. During this that period of his work, he concentrated on (and perfected) his technique of photomontage. However, the period of the early 1930s in the Soviet Union meant that Koretskii had to move away from his own avant-garde style of discontinuous photomontage in order to be more consistent with the Socialist Realist dogma dictated by the government. During the 1930s, Koretskii also worked as an artistic director and decorator for Nikolai Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and for Yurii Zavadsky's theatre-studio. From 1939 to 1987, he was a member of the editorial board of the film advertising publishing house Reklamfilm.

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

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of Soiuzpoligrafprom (All-Union Association of Printing Enterprises) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow.

Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".