Soviet radio faithfully serves the interests of peace!

Poster Number: PP 109
Poster Notes: On flags: Glory to Great Stalin! Forward to Communism! For Peace in the Whole World!
Media Size: 35x26
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1950
Editorial Information: Editor P. Piskunov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] March 20, 1950; Publication No. 8664; Volume 2 sheets of paper; Order No. 10812; [Printed at] , 9 Kronverkskaia Street
Glavlit Directory Number: A-02605
Catalog Notes: PP 109 Communist Culture b
Artist: Ivanov, Viktor Semenovich — Иванов, Виктор Семёнович

Viktor Ivanov attended Moscow Secondary Professional Art School from 1926 to 1929. In 1928, he took classes at a studio of Dmitrii Kardovskii and, from 1929 to 1933, he continued his education at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture affiliated with the Russian Academy of Arts in Leningrad. Viktor Ivanov began to work for the central publishing house Ogiz-Izogiz in 1931 where he achieved acclaim as a graphic designer with a concentration in poster development. Ivanov began to exhibit professionally in 1934.  He contributed to the TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) Studios between 1941 and 1943 and created approximately nineteen posters for that entity.

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Printer: 24th Lithography Workshop by the Council of Ministries of the USSR, Leningrad — 24-я Литографическая по Совета Министров СССР, Ленинград

In 1924, the 1st State Lithography Workshop in Leningrad was named for Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), head of the Soviet trade union and head of the State Publishing House. In the mid-1930s, 1st State Lithography became the 24th Lithography Workshop of Ogiz and was placed under the Council of Ministries of the USSR. Historically, the workshop was owned by Fedor Kibbel' prior to Soviet nationalization. It was located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg.

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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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