For Peace, for a People’s Democracy!

Poster Number: PP 872
Poster Notes: The statue is "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" (Rabochii i Kolkhoznitsa) by the artist Vera Mukhina. Originally displayed at the Soviet pavilion for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris, it was moved to Moscow after the fair and restored to grandeur in 2009. In addition, this statue was used as the logo for Mosfilm (Moscow Film) studio. From right to left are flags of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, and Hungary.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1948
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov
Technical Information on Poster: 2 full sheets. Tsv-2 [illegible]. Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A-02023
Catalog Notes: PP 872 Communist Culture b
Artist: Ivanov, Konstantin Konstantinovich — Иванов, Константин Константинович

Konstantin Konstantinovich Ivanov initially received art instruction from his father, the noted graphic artist Konstantin L. Ivanov. Formal instruction began for Konstantin Konstantinovich as early as 1933 when he attended an art school in Leningrad. It was from that point that he dedicated his life to graphic design. During World War II, Ivanov worked on the front line while contributing to posters produced by the TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) Studios.

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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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