Josef Vissarionovich Stalin

Poster Number: PP 479
Category: Stalin
Poster Notes: Josef Vissarionovich Stalin (1878-1953) was leader of the USSR from 1922 until his death in 1953.
Media Size: 28х20.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1940
Editorial Information: Editor V. Kulenkova. Technical Editor Ka….
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 488. Submitted for production and approved for printing August 10, 1940 Ind. P-20. Standard format 75 x 108 Volume [illegible] ….2nd Edition, Order No. 1278. Price [illegible]
Glavlit Directory Number: A 3146.
Catalog Notes: PP 479 Stalin
Artist: Panov, A. — Панов, А.
Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow —

The Krasnii Proletarii Workshop (A.K.A. 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. Around 1920 the printing workshop was placed under the management of the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust. Historically, this printer was first under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his company was one of the largest printers in Imperial Russia. The Kushnerev shop was nationalized by the Soviets in 1919 and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council. It was then re-named the 3rd State Typolithography Workshop and, for a brief period, it was the 20th State Typolithography Workshop. It became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant when its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. The workshop retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.

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.