To you, Motherland – our bread from the Virgin Lands!

Poster Number: PP 1061
Media Size: 38x24.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1957
Editorial Information: Editor M. Sergeeva
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] September 19, 1957; Publication No. 1-447; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 511; Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh08687
Catalog Notes: PP 1061 Communist Culture b
Artist: Kalenskii, Vladimir Dionisievich — Каленский, Владимир Дионисиевич

Vladimir Dionisievich Kalenskii was born into a large family. He became known as a muralist and a poster artist in the Soviet Union as well as in international art circles. In 1925, when his father was invited to work at the VSNKh (Supreme Economic Council of the USSR), the family moved to Moscow. In 1940, Vladimir Kalenskii was called into active naval service and during World War II, he served with the Northern Fleet.  From 1945 to 1950, he attended the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (formerly the Stroganov School) where he studied under the tutelage of Sergei Gerasimov, a noted Soviet artist . Kalenskii's diploma work was a tempera-based painting entitled The Struggle for Peace. From 1952 to 1957, he worked as a lecturer at Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art while serving as a teaching assistant to Gerasimov.

Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat —

The Kalinin Poligrafkombinat was located at 5 Lenin Ave. (formerly Voroshilov Street) in Kalinin (now known as Tver), a city northwest of Moscow. Poligrafkombinat is the portmanteau word for "printing plant". Throughout its existence, the name of this printing plant changed depending on the various state-owned trusts that handled its management.

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".