Georgii Vladimirovich Kibardin was born in a starkly depressing, desolate part of the Russian Empire. In his youth, he determinedly ventured to Moscow where he attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios] studying under the tutelage of the noted Russian artist, Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov. In the 1920s, Georgii Kibardin attended courses at the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR). He joined its successor, the Association of the Revolutionary Artists (AKhR), in 1923. Kibardin began to exhibit professionally by 1928 and yet, his first solo exhibition did not take place until 1951. His artwork was featured in Moscow art exhibitions in 1960, 1963, and 1971.
Iskusstvo means "Art"
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.