We have developed our army in combat...1918–1947

Poster Number: PP 859
Category: Military
Poster Notes: Historical characters left to right are: the Germans of 1918; Denikin, 1919; Iudenich, 1919; Vrangel’, 1920; [Illegible White Russian name]; Kolchak, 1920; the Japanese of 1922; the Japanese of 1938; the Japanese from Khalkhin Gol, 1938; the Germans of 1945, the Japanese of 1945.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1947
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov
Technical Information on Poster: [Submitted] February 1, 1947; Publication No. 7458; Size 1 large sheet; Order No 47; Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A 00561
Catalog Notes: PP 859 Military b
Artist: Dolgorukov, Nikolai Andreevich — Долгоруков, Николай Андреевич

In 1928, Nikolai Andreevich Dolgorukov moved from his native Ekaterinburg to Moscow in order to attend VKhUTEIN (Higher State Artistic and Technical Institute). After that organization dissolved in 1930, Dolgorukov continued his studies at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute under the tutelage of artists Lev Bruni and Dimitri Moor. Dolgorukov's training was in illustrated political satire as well as in poster design and each of these areas became the main focus of his long career. After graduation, he collaborated with fellow poster artist Viktor Deni. The duo went on to design a host of iconic Soviet posters during the 1930s and 1940s. Dolgorukov also created illustrations for a number of prominent newspapers: Krasnaia Zvezda [Red Star] (1933), Pravda [Truth], (1934), Izvestia [News] (1949), and for numerous journals including Proektor [Projector] (1932-1935), Sovetskii Soldat [Soviet Soldier] (1941) and Iskra [Spark] (1942). He produced a variety of popular posters, such as Under the Banner of Lenin toward the Formation of a Classless Society (1932) and Five-Year Plan (1933; co-authored with Deni). During World War II, he remained active as a graphic designer and a cartoonist producing a myriad of posters including, We'll Sweep Away the Fascist Barbarians (1941) and The Enemy Will Not Have Mercy! He contributed two poster designs to the Soviet telegraph TASS Studio between the autumn of 1942 and the autumn of 1943.

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Printer: Iskusstvo Publishing House Lithography Workshop, Moscow —

Iskusstvo means "Art"

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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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