Cotton-growers! In these times, Your sacrosanct duty, friends, Is to give the country as much as possible of Cotton, that valued raw material! – A. Zharov

Poster Number: PP 958
Category: Agriculture
Media Size: 37.5x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1947
Editorial Information: Editor K. Erinova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] July 7, 1946; Publication [Print] No. 7222; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 1592; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A08376
Catalog Notes: PP 958 Agriculture b
Artist: Shubina, Galina Konstantinova — Шубина, Галина Константиновна

Galina Konstantinova Shubina graduated from VKhuTEIN [Higher Art and Technical Institute] in Leningrad in 1928. She began to exhibit her works publically in 1929. Her main area of specialization was graphic design, including posters. Starting in 1940 and throughout the 1950s, Shubina produced posters for the publisher Izogiz. The body of work she created for the publisher launched her career making her one of the best-known female graphic artists in the Soviet Union. Her poster designs typically incorporated smiling Soviet citizens of varied generations and cherubic, energetic children. These kinds of Illustrations, while part of the Socialist Realist dogma relegated upon artistic culture in the Soviet Union before World War II, became a significant hallmark of her style. In 1948, she was awarded a Diploma of the 1st Degree at the International Poster Exhibition in Vienna. In the 1970s, Shubina focused on easel painting and moved away from poster design.

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Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga of Ogiz, Moscow — 3-я типография Красный Пролетарий Типография треста Полиграфкнига (ОГИЗа)

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

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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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