"We were a patriarchal country, Medieval and Illiterate..." --Lazar Kaganovich [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 860
Poster Notes: Poster is in Kakhass language; The poster is aimed exclusively at a population in the southwestern section of East Siberia known as the Khakas Autonomous Region; Quote on poster is from Lazar Kaganovich (1893-1991), the Chairman of the Party Control Commission.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1934
Editorial Information: Editor Nemipovskii; Technical Editor Spiriushkov
Technical Information on Poster: IzoGiz No. 6707 I. 31. Order No. __. Submitted to production March 23, 1934. Approved for printing May 20, 1934. Size 62x88, 1 sheet. Price 60 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-36424
Catalog Notes: PP 860 Education & Literacy
Artist: Bri-Bein, Maria Feliksova — Бри-Бейн, Мария Феликсовна

Between 1910 and 1915, Maria Feliksovna Bri-Bein received artistic training at the Odessa College of Art under the tutelage of K.K. Konstandi. In 1924, she continued training in Moscow under the supervision of Ilya Mashkov. From 1917 to 1919, she was a member of TIURKH (Association of Southern Russian Artists) and was also a member of AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia) from 1926 to 1932.  Bri-Bein began to exhibit her works publicly in 1917.   Starting in 1930, she produced propaganda posters for the Soviet Government. In 1934, her poster, Narody SSSR (Peoples of the USSR) from 1932, won the first prize at the poster competition dedicated to the 10th commemoration of the death of Vladimir Lenin.

Printer: Typolithography Workshop named for V.V. Vorovskii, Moscow — Типо-литография им. Воровского, Москва

The Typolithography Workshop named for V.V. Vorovskii was named in honor of Vatslav Vatslavovich Vorovskii (1871-1923) who was the head of Gosizdat (State Publishing House) from 1919 until 1921. After leaving Gosizdat, Vorovskii served as a diplomat for the Soviet Union. In 1923, he was assassinated in Lausanne, Switzerland. The printer was located in Moscow at 18 Dzerzhinskii Street, a thoroughfare that now has the name Bolshaia Lubianka.

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

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