Glory to our Armed Forces!

Poster Number: PP 236
Category: Stalin
Poster Notes: The commander next to Stalin in the illustration is unknown.
Media Size: 37x26
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1949
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] January 20, 1948; Publication No. 8613; Volume 1 sheet of paper; 2nd Print run; Order No. 5733; Price 1 ruble; [Printed at] 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street
Glavlit Directory Number: A01038
Catalog Notes: PP 236 Stalin b
Artist: Pravdin-Rykhlov, Vladislav Grigor'evich — Правдин-Рыхлов, Владислав Григорьевич

Vladislav Grigor'evich Pravdin attended the Ogiz Printing Technical School in Moscow and began exhibiting professionally in 1938. In 1940, he graduated from the Moscow Fine Art Institute and upon graduation, lived and worked in Moscow. He joined the Grekov Studio of Military Art in 1943 and practiced there until 1969. One of his famous posters that typifies Stalinist-era Socialist Realist style is Rabotat' tak chtoby tovarishch Stalin spasibo skazal! [Work well so that Comrade Stalin would thank you!] (1949). The poster established a mythical message of harmony between the Soviet State and its people. Among other exhibitions during his career, Pravdin presented his posters at the All-Union Exhibition of Art in Moscow in 1949.

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Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga of Ogiz, Moscow — 3-я типография Красный Пролетарий Типография треста Полиграфкнига (ОГИЗа)

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. It was placed under the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust around 1920.

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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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