The sun of freedom has shone through the storm and great Lenin lighted our way; Stalin has raised us to be loyal to the nation and encourages us to work and to heroism.

Poster Number: PP 122
Category: Stalin
Poster Notes: The words on this poster are a portion of lyrics from the Soviet national anthem.
Media Size: 45x29.5
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1947
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov.
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 7407. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order 348. Price 1 ruble. M 169.
Glavlit Directory Number: A13073
Catalog Notes: PP 122 Stalin
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the noted photomontage poster artists Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage using a combination of photographs and pencil drawings topped with gouache -- a mixture of pigments, water and a binding agent. The artist’s ...
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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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