The Crusade of Priests and Rabbis.

Poster Number: PP 980
Poster Notes: Poster is in Ukrainian and Yiddish languages.
Media Size: 24.5x17
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1932
Editorial Information: Editor Bul'din, K.P.; Text Editor Rozenberg, A.M.
Technical Information on Poster: Sent to printer April 28, 1932; approved for printing May 17, 1932; Format 72x110, Volume 1 sheet of paper 108 pounds; Order No. 553; 34/3004; Price 50 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: 10.823 (617). Ukrgolovlit, city section of Glavlit in Kharkov, Ukraine
Catalog Notes: PP 980 Communist Culture b
Artist: Fridkin, Boris Markovich — Фридкин, Борис Маркович

Boris Markovich Fridkin was a graphic artist, cartoonist, illustrator, book designer and poster artist. Fridkin is also noted for his work as an illustrator at the children's magazine "Funny Pictures" and, he served as Artistic Editor of the magazines "Red Pepper" and "Crocodile". He designed numerous posters throughout his career and he was a participant of the First All-Union Exhibition of the Poster-- "A Poster in the Service of the Five-Year Plan"-- held in 1932 in Moscow at the State Tretyakov Gallery. Fridkin was also member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.

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Artist: Blank, Boris Pinkhusovich — Бланк, Борис Пинхусович

Boris Blank was a graphic artist, illustrator and poster artist. He also was a founder of a graphics school in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR. Born in the city of Libava (in today's Republic of Latvia), Blank studied at the Kharkov Art Institute from 1922 to 1929. He took-on a teaching position at the Art College in Kharkov (1930-1932) and was later an instructor at the Art Institute of Kharkov (1933-1934, 1947-1950). Blank participated in regional and All-Union exhibitions starting in the mid-1920s. In 1954, he took part in the Exhibition of Fine Arts of the Ukrainian SSR held at the State Tretiakov Gallery at Moscow . The exhibit was dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Russia and Ukraine unification. In addition to graphic design, Blank produced woodcut and linocut designs, easel graphics and book illustrations. He also had experience with printing and industrial graphics. Works of Boris Blank are housed in the Ukrainian art museums at Kharkov and Berdiansk as well as in the Kazakhstan art gallery and in a bevy of museums around the Russian Federation.

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Printer: UPP DVOU (Printing Industry Management/United State Publishing Association of Ukraine) —

Ukrknigotsentr" (Ukrainian Book Distributing Center) was an agency that collected libraries and books for the trade unions, factory reading rooms, collective farms, and district libraries. It distributed the publications of DVOU (United State Publishing Association of Ukraine). Their office was located at 11 Sergievskaia Square, Kharkov.

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Publisher: Mistetstvo (Art Publishing House), Ukraine — Мистецтво

The "Art" Publishing House was founded in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR between 1932-'34. It moved to Kiev in 1935.

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