Vladislav Grigor'evich Pravdin attended the Ogiz Printing Technical School in Moscow and began exhibiting professionally in 1938. In 1940, he graduated from the Moscow Fine Art Institute and upon graduation, lived and worked in Moscow. He joined the Grekov Studio of Military Art in 1943 and practiced there until 1969. One of his famous posters that typifies Stalinist-era Socialist Realist style is Rabotat' tak chtoby tovarishch Stalin spasibo skazal! [Work well so that Comrade Stalin would thank you!] (1949). The poster established a mythical message of harmony between the Soviet State and its people. Among other exhibitions during his career, Pravdin presented his posters at the All-Union Exhibition of Art in Moscow in 1949.
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.