Warmest proletarian greetings to the Chelyuskin expedition and to the heroic pilots who rescued them!

Poster Number: PP 796
Category: Events
Poster Notes: The SS Chelyuskin was caught in ice fields near Kolyuchin Island in the Chukchi Sea near the Bearing Straights. The crew escaped by building rafts taking them to solid ice until they were rescued by Soviet pilots. Another fifty-three crew had to walk over 300 miles to reach final safety. The pilots of the operations were the first to receive the highest title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
Media Size: 32.5x24
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1934
Catalog Notes: PP 796 Events b
Artist: Sokolov-Skalia (Sokolov), Pavel Petrovich — Соколов-Скаля (Соколов), Павел Петрович

Pavel Petrovich Sokolov-Skalia was best known for his painting of "nationalist subjects" with characteristics of 19th-century Russian realism. In his youth he worked as an apprentice in the studio of Il’ia Mashkov, one of Imperial Russia's great modern masters. He later continued his arts education at VKhUTEMAS (Higher Art and Technical Studios) and later became a founding member of the avant-garde collective Bytie (Being). When the group dissolved around 1926, he became a member of A.Kh.R. (Association of Artists of the Revolution). He was also active as an instructor at A.Kh.R. and became one of its lead teachers. Sokolov-Skalia also taught at MIPIDI (Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Art), the Potemkin Pedagogical Institute (in Moscow) and at MGKhI (Moscow Secondary Art School). In 1925 and in 1932 he was associated with Put MOPRa, a magazine of the International Society for Relief of Revolutionaries (MOPR).

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