Pioneers, strengthen the defense of the country of Soviets! More circles of young friends of Osoaviakhim!

Poster Number: PP 720
Category: Youth
Poster Notes: Osoaviakhim was the "Union of Societies of Assistance to Defense and Aviation-Chemical Construction of the USSR". A military sub-organization with its own airfields, clubs, parachute towers and firing ranges. Created in 1927, its name was changed to DOSAAF (Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) in 1951.
Media Size: 45.5x32
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1934
Editorial Information: Editor Gavrilin; Technical Editor Leonov
Technical Information on Poster: January... 1934; Order No. 1227; Standard format 72 x 100; [Volume] 1 sheet of paper; Price 60 kopeks; [Printed at] 3 Mir Street
Catalog Notes: PP 720 Youth
Artist: Zernova, Ekaterina Sergeevna — Зернова, Екатерина Сергеевна

Ekaterina Sergeevna Zernova studied in Moscow at the private art school of the master painter Fedor Rerberg from 1915 to 1918. She continued her studies at GSKhM (State Free Artistic Studios) / Vkhutemas (Russian State Art and Technical School) where she graduated in 1924. She was a prominent artist with OST (Society of Easel Painters) and after that society terminated, she became a member of IzoBrigada (Art Brigade), formed in 1931 to advance 'political realism' in art. IzoBrigada was subsequently dissolved in 1932.

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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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