Forward, to the victory of communism!

Poster Number: PP 170
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: This poster was produced two years after the death of Stalin and yet, it contains his image. Stalin's image continued to be propagated until 1956.
Media Size: 35x26
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1955
Editorial Information: Editor K. Nazarova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] September 14, 1955; Publication No. 0217; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 825; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh05994
Catalog Notes: PP 170 Workers b
Artist: Briskin, Veniamin Markovich — Брискин, Вениамин Маркович

Veniamin Briskin studied at the Kharkov Institute of Fine Arts from 1921 to 1925.  During his training, Briskin specialized in book illustration and poster design. Moving to Moscow in 1932, he worked for the satirical journal Krokodil  [Crocodile] until 1933. In 1934, he began his life-long tenure at the Soviet newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda [Komsomol Truth] and in 1956, he joined the artistic staff of the leading Soviet newspaper, Pravda [Truth], where he produced caricatures and illustrations. Briskin illustrated a myriad of books including, In America and My Universities by Maxim Gorky, as well as a compilation of short stories by Mark Twain.  During World War II, he contributed to the poster production of TASS Windows. Throughout the 1950s, Briskin created posters covering a variety of foreign policy-related themes including the Korean War, NATO and the United Nations, while also creating posters demonizing capitalist values. In 1956, Briskin co-founded Agit-plakat with Soviet poster artist, Konstantin Ivanov.  Agit-plakat posters were based on caricature and satire and they represented a post-Stalinist reincarnation of the ROSTA and TASS Windows collectives. In 1967, Briskin was awarded the title of an Honored Artist of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. His works were featured in 1970 at Moscow art exhibition "Satire in the Struggle for Peace".  At that exhibition, Briskin was awarded the Soviet Peace Fund Gold Medal.  In addition to his book, Opyt raboty nad agit-plakatom [The Experience of Working on Agitational posters] (1959), he authored a myriad of articles on Soviet poster production.

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Artist: Ivanov, Konstantin Konstantinovich — Иванов, Константин Константинович

Konstantin Konstantinovich Ivanov initially received art instruction from his father, the noted graphic artist Konstantin L. Ivanov. Formal instruction began for Konstantin Konstantinovich as early as 1933 when he attended an art school in Leningrad. It was from that point that he dedicated his life to graphic design. During World War II, Ivanov worked on the front line while contributing to posters produced by the TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) Studios.

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Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafprom, Moscow —

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafprom (Main Directorate of the Printing Industry) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".

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