Bolshevik Greetings to the Loyal Defenders of the Socialist Motherland! Long live our Red Army and the [Soviet] Navy!

Poster Number: PP 938
Category: Military
Media Size: 42x31.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1938
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffee; Technical Editor I. Kabanov
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production April 4, 1938. Approved for printing April 1, 1938; Publication No. 9496; Order No. 2124; Second edition, St[andard] format 73x104 [cm] 1 large sheet; Price 70 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-41718
Catalog Notes: PP 938 Military b
Artist: Vanetsian, Aram Vramshapu — Ванециан, Арам Врамшапу

Aram Vramshapu Vanetsian was born in what is today the Armenian city of Gyumri. He studied at the Stroganov School for Technical Drawing (A.K.A. Stroganov Arts School) from 1915 to 1918. From 1920 to 1923 he attended VKhUTEMAS (Higher Art and Technical Studios) in Moscow. His study concentration was painting. Of his numerous portraits, the one he created in 1939 of the Russian writer and playwright Issac Babel turned out to be the last representation of the writer made during his lifetime. In 1940, the year Vanetsian held a solo exhibition in Moscow, Babel died in Butyrka Prison.

Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga, Moscow — 3-я типография Красный пролетарий Полиграфкнига, Москва

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. It was placed under the management of Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) around 1920.

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.