The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.
The People's Commissariat for Agriculture (Narkomzem) of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) was established in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) in October 1917. Its headquarters later moved to 1 Orlikov Way in Moscow. Narkomzem was managed at the republic level and was therefore considered a lower-status administration. In 1929-‘30, the All-Union Narkomzem was created and the commissariat’s status was elevated. While Narkomzem played an important role in the socialist transformation of agriculture in the USSR, it did not expressly carry out forced collectivization of the countryside in the early 1930s. In 1946, All-Union Narkomzem was supplanted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.