Long Live Soviet Youth!

Poster Number: PP 899
Category: Youth
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1961
Editorial Information: Editor V. Rukavishnikov; Technical Editor A. Soboleva
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted March 23, 1960. Publication No. 1-404. 1 large sheet. Order No. 1363. Price 1 ruble. Printed in Leningrad, 9 Kronverkskaia Embankment
Glavlit Directory Number: A-01290
Catalog Notes: PP 899 Youth
Artist: Gorpenko, Anatolii Andreevich — Горпенко, Анатолий Андреевич
Artist: Denisov, Nikolai Viktorovich — Денисов, Николай Викторович

The son of the renowned Soviet poster artist Viktor Deni, Nikolai Denisov became a successful artist in his own right. He began his design career just prior to World War II and he often worked in collaboration with his wife, Nina Vatolina, who happened to be one of his father’s favorite students. Denisov and Vatolina graduated from the Moscow Art Institute (class of 1942) and had married during the time they were students. Many of Vatolina’s early posters are co-signed by Nikolai Denisov as the two worked together consistently until Denisov was drafted into the Army during World War II. For his service, Denisov was awarded the medal For Battle Merit and the medal For Victory Over Germany. Vatolina divorced him in 1945.

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Printer: 1st Offset Printing Plant of UPP of the Lensovnarkoz, Leningrad — 1-я Ленсовнархоз УПП Типография Офсетной, Ленинград

The 1st Offset Printing Plant was under the management of the UPP of Lensovnarkoz during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The significance of "UPP of Lensovnarkoz" meant the plant’s operations were under the Printing Industry Management (UPP) of the Leningrad Economic Regional Council. The Offset Printing Plant had its roots in Imperial Russia. It was a large printing house founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel) located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg, (A.K.A. Petrograd). In 1917, the Council of People’s Commissars of Labor nationalized the printing house. In 1918, the Soviet government named the printing house "1st State Lithography" and thereafter, it underwent a variety of name changes.

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

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

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