Great Stalin - the Light of Communism!

Poster Number: PP 1048
Category: Stalin
Poster Notes: Illustration depicts Stalin reading volume 14 of Lenin's works. In bookshelf behind him are multiple volumes of books by Marx and Engels, Lenin and Stalin himself.
Media Size: 34x23.5
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1952
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] October 4, 1952. Publication No. 8911. Volume 2 sheets of paper. Price 1 ruble. Order No. 427.
Glavlit Directory Number: A-06685
Catalog Notes: PP 1048 Stalin b
Artist: Ivanov, Viktor Semenovich — Иванов, Виктор Семёнович
Viktor Semenovich Ivanov attended Moscow Secondary Professional Art School from 1926 to 1929. In 1928, he took classes at a studio of Dmitrii Kardovskii the Russian artist, illustrator and stage designer, and from 1929 to 1933, Ivanov continued his education at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture that was affiliated with the Russian Academy of Arts of Leningrad. In 1931, Viktor Ivanov began designing for the state publishing house Ogiz-Izogiz where he achieved acclaim as a prolific artist whose concentration ...
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Printer: Leningrad Offset Printing Plant — Ленинградское Офсетная типография
The Leningrad Offset Printing Plant was located near Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Historically, the printer had roots in Imperial Russia as a large operation founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel') until it was nationalized by the Soviets in 1917. After its initial nationalization, the printer's management (via a series of government-controlled printing trusts) and its name both changed over the decades until it ultimately became the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant ...
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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow — Искусство, Москва
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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