Kind-hearted, smiling gaze . . . Lenin forever children’s best friend!

Poster Number: PP 779
Category: Lenin
Media Size: 25x40
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1963
Editorial Information: Editor M. Iastrzhembskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] September 25, 1963; Publication No. 1-11; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 917; Price 10 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A08841
Catalog Notes: PP 779 Lenin
Artist: Karpovskii, Naum Pavlovich — Карповский, Наум Павлович

Between 1925 and 1931, Naum Pavlovich Karpovskii studied at the State Art Institute in Khar'kiv, Ukraine. In the late 1930s he began his career designing political posters concerning themes of culture and politics. By the early 1940s there was a threat of war looming over the Soviet Union. Karpovskii changed his motifs into martial themes so very popular during the war.

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Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова

The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".

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