Under the flag of Lenin, under the leadership of Stalin – Forward to a new blooming of the Soviet motherland, to the complete victory of Communism in our country!

Poster Number: PP 754
Category: Stalin
Media Size: 36.5x26
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1947
Editorial Information: Editor N. Vladimirskii
Technical Information on Poster: May 5, 1947; Volume 1 sheet of paper; M-169; Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A-03449
Catalog Notes: PP 754 Stalin
Artist: Shagin, I.M. — Шагин, И.М.
Artist: Druzhkov, Aleksandr Vasil'evich — Дружков, Александр Васильевич

From 1928 to 1931, Aleksandr Druzhkov studied at the Polygraphic College of Gosizdat State Publishing House. From 1928 to 1930, he was a member of the October Group of artists. While working with the October Group, he produced drawings for the journals Smena [Change] (1929-1931), Nashi dostizhenia [Our Achievement] (1932-1934) and, Bolshevisticheskaya pechat’ [Bolshevik Press] (1932-1934). By 1928, he began an artistic foray into political posters producing such titles as, Above Ground and Below Ground We will Choke the Enemy with a Noose (1942) co-authored with poster artist Sokolov-Skalia; Long Live the Party! (1947); Honor to the Defenders of our Motherland! (1948) co-authored with I.M. Shagin and, Long Live the Soviet Cosmonauts (1969). Druzhkov became a member of the Communist Party in 1943.

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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.

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