We wait with [hope] for victory!

Poster Number: PP 1148
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: On the 55th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Russian Federation issued a postage stamp bearing the design of this poster.
Media Size: 36x24.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1945
Editorial Information: Editor K. Erinova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] January 24, 1945; Publication No. 6685; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: B14017
Sources & Citation: filtorg.ru (Почтовая марка России, 2000)
Catalog Notes: PP 1148 World War II b
Artist: Vatolina, Nina Nikolaevicha — Ватолина, Нина Николаевна

Nina Vatolina began producing posters in late 1930s and she went to become one of the leading Soviet poster artists of all time. She was a graduate of the Ogiz Technical School for Arts and of the Moscow Art Institute (class of 1942). Vatolina additionally acquired illustration skills from the master poster designer Viktor Deni. In fact, Deni considered Vatolina one of his most talented students.

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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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