Glory to the Builders of Communism! With the victory of socialism, the ancient friendship of the Russian, Ukrainian, and other peoples of our country has transformed into a powerful, unstoppable force, into one of the driving forces of the development of Soviet society.

Poster Number: PP 895
Category: Workers
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1954
Editorial Information: Editors M. Sergeeva and P. Piskunov; Technical Editor Zh. Chertova
Technical Information on Poster: Approved for printing February 19, 1954. Publication No. 525. 1 large sheet. Order No. 814. Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A 02396
Catalog Notes: PP 895 Workers b
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Of the noted Soviet poster artists of the photomontage and Socialist Realism aesthetics, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and he immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. His professional break-through occurred while working for the major state publishing houses Iskusstvo and Ogiz-Izogiz. During this that period of his work, he concentrated on (and perfected) his technique of photomontage. However, the period of the early 1930s in the Soviet Union meant that Koretskii had to move away from his own avant-garde style of discontinuous photomontage in order to be more consistent with the Socialist Realist dogma dictated by the government. During the 1930s, Koretskii also worked as an artistic director and decorator for Nikolai Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and for Yurii Zavadsky's theatre-studio. From 1939 to 1987, he was a member of the editorial board of the film advertising publishing house Reklamfilm.

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

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