Greetings to the world’s largest Dnieprostroi Hydroelectric Station that has started operating. Long live the most productive workers of socialist construction! [Right side of poster] DGES (Hydroelectric Station Of Dnieper-Petrovsk).

Poster Number: PP 267
Category: Industry
Poster Notes: This poster is oversized. The Dnieprostroi Hydroelectric Station was built on the Dnieper River, the third largest river in Europe. Soviet architects designed the dam and its buildings while a U.S. team assisted with the engineering. When completed in 1932, the dam was the biggest in the world and it was a tremendous achievement for the First Five-Year Plan and for the Soviet Union.
Media Size: 60x45
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1932
Editorial Information: Editor Korobchenko; Technical Editor… [text obscured]
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 3953; I-30; Number 682; Submitted for printing March 14, 1932; Approved for printing March 31, 1932; Size: 73 X 104 - 2 sheets; Order No. 210
Glavlit Directory Number: B-17445
Catalog Notes: PP 267 Industry (oversized)
Artist: Klutsis, Gustav Gustavovich (Klucis, Gustavs) — Клуцис, Густав Густавович

Gustav Klutsis is considered the foremost artist of Soviet photomontage. Born near the small town of Ruiena, Latvia when that nation was part of the Russian Empire, Klutsis attended the State Art School in Riga from 1913 to 1915 and moved to Petrograd (St. Petersburg) during the period immediately prior to the October Revolution. Klutsis took part in a volunteer rifle regiment that helped overturn the Tsarist regime during the revolution. After the revolution, he continued his studies in Petrograd at the School of Drawing for the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts.

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Printer: Mosoblpoligraf (Moscow Regional Printers), Moscow —

Mosoblpoligraf was a regional, state-owned printing trust created in the mid-1920s during the period when the Soviet Union was consolidating its best and most productive printers. The 5th Lithography Workshop, 12th Lithography Workshop, 16th Lithography Workshop and the 26th Lithography Workshop were all Moscow-based printers under the Mosoblpoligraf banner.

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Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad — Огиз-Изогиз, Москва-Ленинград

Ogiz (Ob"edinenie gosudarstvennykh knizhno-zhurnal'nykh izdatel'stv) is the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. It was established in 1930 by the RSFSR Sovnarkom to centralize all publishing activities in the Soviet Union. Aside from centralization, Ogiz helped eliminate duplication of printed products. Posters, art magazines and artistic books were placed under the Izogiz (Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo) fine arts section of Ogiz. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".

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