Soviet women patriots, let's be active participants in the Red Cross!

Poster Number: PP 150
Category: Women
Poster Notes: This poster was produced by the Executive Committee Of The Union Of The Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies.
Media Size: 39x28
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1948
Editorial Information: Editor N. I. Sharonov. Technical Editor V.I. Artamonov.
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for printing August 31, 1948. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Format 60 x 92, order No. 2152. Price 75 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: A07038.
Catalog Notes: PP 150 Women
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович

Of the noted Soviet poster artists of the photomontage and Socialist Realism aesthetics, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and he immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. His professional break-through occurred while working for the major state publishing houses Iskusstvo and Ogiz-Izogiz. During this that period of his work, he concentrated on (and perfected) his technique of photomontage. However, the period of the early 1930s in the Soviet Union meant that Koretskii had to move away from his own avant-garde style of discontinuous photomontage in order to be more consistent with the Socialist Realist dogma dictated by the government. During the 1930s, Koretskii also worked as an artistic director and decorator for Nikolai Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and for Yurii Zavadsky's theatre-studio. From 1939 to 1987, he was a member of the editorial board of the film advertising publishing house Reklamfilm.

Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow —

This printer was located in Moscow at 7 Stankevich Street. Gudok is the Russian word for whistle and this was also the name given to the railway industry newspaper in the Soviet Union.