Hail, un-met, new generation! Glory to the great Russian poet Pushkin!

Poster Number: PP 453
Poster Notes: This poster is oversized.

[On statue]
To Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin

[On banner]
Long live the flowering of culture of the peoples of the USSR

[On upper banner]
Long live the great party of Lenin-Stalin, which is the leader and organizer of the victorious creation of socialism!

[On bottom banner]
The country of socialism hails the great poet!

Media Size: 62x43
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1936
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffe; Technical Editor E. Strukov
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 8563; Submitted for production September 13, 1936 [and approved] for printing December 1, 1936; Standard format 77 x 109; Volume 2 sheets of paper; Order No. 975; Price 3 rubles; [Printed at] 3 Mir Street
Glavlit Directory Number: B-27169
Catalog Notes: PP 453 Communist Culture (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: 24th Lithography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust of Ogiz, Leningrad —

Historically, the 24th Lithography Workshop was owned by Fedor Kibbel' prior to Soviet nationalization. It was located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg (Petrograd). Shortly after the workshop was nationalized, it became the 1st State Lithography Workshop named in honor of Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), the head of the Soviet trade union and director of the State Publishing House. By the 1930s, this workshop became the 24th Lithography Workshop of Ogiz (Association of State Book and Magazine Publishers) and it was managed by the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust.

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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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