«New Gallery» established in 1989 in Moscow.
We specializes in Soviet Art of Socialist Realism of the 1920-50s.:
Painting, Drawing, Poster, Applied Art.
This is one of the largest assemblage among the private collections.
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 Authors Biographies

Maria F. Bri-Bain
1892, Odessa – 1971, Moscow

n 1910-1915 M. Bri-Bain studied at the Odessa Art College . Her teacher was K.K. Kostandi. She continued her studies in 1924 in Moscow under the tutelage of I.I. Mashkov. She was a member of the Association of the Southern Russia Artists (1917-1919); Association of the Revolutionary Russia Artists (the Russian abbr. – AKhRR) in 1926-1928 and Association of Revolution Artists (AKhR) in 1926-1932. Since 1917 Bri-Bain has numerous paintings to her name. Since 1930 she was engaged in making propaganda posters. In 1934 M. Bri-Bain was awarded the 1st Prize as a participant in a competition of posters dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Lenin's death.


Veniamin M. Briskin
1906, Romny, the Ukraine – 1982, Moscow

V. Briskin studied at the Kharkov Art Institute (1921-1925). His teachers were S.M. Prokhorov and M.A. Sharonov. He participated in exhibitions since 1926. He worked as a cartoonist on “The Krokodile” magazine (1932-1933), on “The Komsomolskaya Pravda” (since 1934) and “The Pravda” newspapers (since 1956), etc. He occupied himself with the political poster. He illustrated and designed books for “TheVoyenizdat” Publishing House. In 1970 he participated in the international exhibition “Satire in the Struggle for Peace” and was awarded the Soviet Peace Fund Gold Medal. In 1967 he acquired a title of a Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation . He is the author of the book “From Experience of Propaganda Poster Designing” ( Moscow , 1959).

Nina N . Vatolina
1915, Kolomna , Moscow province – 2002, Moscow

In 1932-1936 N. Vatolina studied at the Art & Tech School under the State Publishing House (OGhIZ, Moscow) and in 1937-1942at the Moscow Art Institute. Among her teachers were A.A. Deineka, G.G. Ryazsky and V.N. Deni (1935-1939). As a graphic artist she has drawn a great many of political posters (among them is a well-known one “Don't blab!”). Since 1938 she participated in many exhibitions. She counts the following books to her name: “Us, Poster-Designers” (M.1969); “Promenading about Tretyakov's Gallery” (M.1976); “Sketches from the Memory”(M.1992). Her personal exhibitions took place in Moscow in 1957 and 1968.

Vera A. Gitsevich
1897, Moscow – 1976, Moscow

In 1922-1929 V. Gitsevich studied at the First State Courses of Fine Arts of the Moscow Regional People's Education Department under the tutelage of M. Leblan and B. Knoblok. In the early 1930s she was a member of the creative KGK Group (Koretsky – Gitsevich – Knoblok). Together the three drafted posters and contributed to play staging at the Okhlopkov's Realistic Theatre as scene-painters and art directors.. V. Gitsevich participated in many exhibitions both as a member of the KGK Group and on her own.

The exhibitions:

The First All-Union Posters Exhibition – “Poster at the Service of the Five-Year Plan”(Moscow, 1932); International Exhibition of Posters (Liege, Belgium; Verviers, France); Exhibition of the Soviet Graphic Artists' Poster, Children's and Art Book and Photograph (Madrid, Marseilles, 1932-1933); Exhibition of the Soviet Poster (New York); “Russian Federation Artists during the Last 15 Years” (Moscow, 1917-1932); “Ten Years without Lenin by Lenin's Way. Poster Exhibition” (Moscow 1934); International Exhibition of the Poster ( England , France, Italy ).

Victor I. Govorkov
1906, Vladivostok – 1974, Moscow

From 1926 up to 1930 V. Govorkov studied in Moscow at Vhutein, where he was taught by S. Gerasimov, D. Moor and V. Favorsky; his degree work being a working draft for a decorative panel for the May-Day festivities, 1930.

V. Govorkov has his works exhibited since 1931. In the 1920s he was occupied with book designing. In the course of his artistic career he produced numerous posters. From 1946 up to 1970 V. Govorkov was a poster artist in various Moscow publishing houses and in “The Agitplakat” Workshops. In 1971 he was awarded the title of an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation .

Piotr S. Golub
1913, Orsha – 1953, Moscow

In 1938 P. Golub graduated from the Moscow Art Institute. His degree work is “The Dance of Collective Farmers”.

Since 1944 he begins to participate in exhibitions. He worked mainly as a poster artist. He collaborated with “The Oronyok” magazine as a cartoonist in 1947-1948.

Vassily N. Elkin
1897, village Krylatki, Moscow province – 1991, Moscow

In 1911-1916 V. Elkin made his studies at the School of Drawing under the I. Sytin's Printing House, where his teachers were S. Gerasimov and G. Alekseev. In 1923-1928 he studied at a graphic faculty of the Vhutemas in V. Favorsky's studio. Simultaneously he headed the artistic department of “The New Moscow” Publishing House In 1928 he entered a membership of the “Oktyabr” (“October”) Society. In the late 1920s he vigorously developed the poster designing, devoted himself to book illustration, book and magazine designing. In early 1930s he was subjected to repression. During the 1930s and the 1940s he was occupied with political poster and book illustration. In 1943 V. Elkin organized a drawing school at the 1 st Exemplary Printing House. He participated in the following exhibitions: “The Press” International Exhibition ( Cologne , 1928); The First exhibition of the “Octyabr” Society ( Moscow , 1930; the Frst All-Union Exhibition of the Poster ( Moscow , 1932); International Exhibition of the Poster in Liege , etc.

Alexandr N. Zelensky
1882, Astrakhan – 1942, Yoshkar-Ola

A. Zelensky began to study at the Stroganov Art School in 1901. He acquired a mastership in drawing in 1904. Up till 1929 he resided in Leningrad , then in Moscow . He participated in exhibitions since 1926. Up till 1917 he was engaged in making tobacco commercial posters. During 1922-1929 A. Zelensky was Art-Designer-in-Chief of LENTABAKTREST. As a poster artist A. Zelensky made political posters as well as commercial and film posters. The artist's works have been exhibited at the International Book Exhibition in Florence (1922).

Boris A. Zelensky
1914, Petrograd – 1984, Moscow

B. Selensky studied at S.M. Zeidenberg's art studio in Leningrad (1925-1927) and K.F.Yuon's art studio in Moscow (1930-1932); he studied at the Moscow Art School (1932-1933, S.I. Frolov's studio) and at the Moscow Art & Tech School named after M.I. Kalinin (1933-1939, S.F. Nikolaev's studio). B. Zelensky is best known for his film poster work. He made commercial posters, theatre and circus placards; he occupied himself with political posters as well. He participated in exhibitions since 1948: a diploma of the International Posters Exhibition in Vienna (for the film “Pirogov”); in 1957 – a diploma of the All-Union Books, Drawings and Posters Exhibition (for the film “Othello”). As a book illustrator he collaborated with “The Politizdat” and “The Molodaya Gvardiya” publishing houses. During the 1950s he worked on “The Ogonyok”, “The Krokodile” and “The Sovetsky Tsirk” magazines as a cartoonist. Beginning with the 1930s he devoted himself to industrial graphic arts (labels, logotypes, etc.). His works have been widely exhibited abroad: London – 1934; Vienna – 1948; etc.

Evgeny V. Zotov
1902, Moscow – 1967, Moscow

E. Zotov studied in Moscow at A.P. Khotulev's studio (1914-1916); at the Stroganov College (1916-1917) under the tutelage of V.N. Baksheev. From 1919 up to 1921 he studied under A.V. Lentulov at Vhutemas. During 1936-1942 he was at the extension courses under the Moscow Art Institute named after V. I. Surikov. He made himself known as a theatre art director and a scene-painter. During the 1950s he's got several authorings for industrial construction models for various exhibitions. His works have been exhibited in London in 1961.

Konstantin V. Zotov
1906, Moscow – 1990, Moscow

In 1919-1925 K. Zotov has been instructed by S.V. Gerasimov and I.N. Pavlov at the Art School under the First Exemplary Printing House in Moscow . He began to exhibit his works since 1942. As a graphic artist he worked on “The Molodoy Leninets” newspaper (1925), “The Komar” (1925-1927), “The Murzilka”, “The Ogonjky”, “The Zorjka” (1927-1934), “The Veseliye Kartinky” (1961-1964) magazines. As an illustrator and book artist K. Zotov collaborated with “The Rabochaya Gazeta”, “The Molodaya Gvardiya”, “The Malysh” publishing houses. During the 1930s and the 1940s he devoted himself to poster making. From 1944 up to 1951 he was an animator at “The Soyuzmultfilm” Studio.


Oleg K. Zotov
1928, Moscow - ?

In 1947-1953 O. Zotov studied at the Moscow State Art Institute named after Surikov, where he was taught by B.A. Dekhterev and M.M. Cheremnykh, his degree work being illustrations and book design of S. Marshak 's “Mister Twister”. Since 1953 he began to participate in exhibitions. He also tried his hand at poster making. As an illustrator and book artist O. Zotov collaborated with “The Detskaya Literatura”, “The Malysh” publishing houses, etc. He contributed to “ThePioner” magazine as a graphic artist.

Victor S. Ivanov
1909, Moscow – 1968, Moscow

In 1926-1929 V. Ivanov studied at the Moscow Art & Tech School named in Memory of the Victims of the year 1905 Revolution. He made his studies under E.N. Yakub. In 1928-1929 he went on with his studies in Moscow at D.N. Kardovsky's studio. In 1929-1933 V. Ivanov studied in Leningrad at the Institute of Painting , Sculpture and Architecture in B.V. Dubrovsky-Eshke's and N.E. Radlov's studios. Since 1938 he participated in exhibitions. V. Ivanov was one of the leading Soviet poster artists. In his artistic pursuances the political poster was his dominant preoccupation. In 1964 V. Ivanov was awarded the Silver Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts, in 1967 he got the Gold Medal for a series of posters dedicated to V.I. Lenin.

As an illustrator and book artist V. Ivanov collaborated with “The Voenizdat” Publishing House. He worked as an art director for “The Mosfilm” Studio. His works were exhibited in London (1934), in Vienna (1948), in Helsinki (1950), in Budapest (1975). Twice in 1946 and 1949 he was awarded the title of the Laureate of the USSR State Prize; since 1955 he was an Honoured Art Worker of the RSFSR, and since 1958 he was a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Arts.

Konstantin K . Ivanov
1921, Petrograd – 2001, Moscow

K. Ivanov studied under the tutelage of his father K.L. Ivanov and at an art studio in Leningrad later in 1933. Since 1949 he participated in various exhibitions. K. Ivanov was engaged in different poster genres. In 1950 he took an active part in organizing “The Agitplakat” Workshops. At international competitions the group of painters which he was a member of was awarded Gold Medals in Bologna in 1967, 1968.In 1974 K. Ivanov was awarded the title of an Honoured Artist of the RSFSR. In 1993 he created the coat of arms of Moscow City , approved by the Moscow City Duma (City Council). In 1995 Ivanov was awarded Moscow Prize for the Moscow City coat of arms.

Aleksey A. Kokorekin
1906, Sarykamysh – 1959, Moscow

In 1918 A. Kokorekin studied at the Krasnodar School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1929 he gaduated from the Kubansky Art & Tech Pedagogical School in Krasnodar . He made his trade as a commercial film posters' designer, then worked as an assistant scene-painter at Krasnodarsky Theatre. In 1929 A. Kokorekin moved to Moscow and began to contribute to “The Isogiz” (Fine Arts Publishing House) on regular grounds. During 1933-1934 he occupied himself with book and magazine illustration and easel painting. In 1946 he was awarded the USSR State Prize for the war-time posters (1941-1945). In 1956 he was awarded the title of an Honoured Art Worker of the RSFSR. Kokorekin's posters are kept in the Russian State Library and other collections.

Victor B. Koretsky
1909, Kiev – 1998, Moscow

In 1922-1929 Victor B. Koretsky studied at a Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow . In 1931 he began his career as a poster artist on regular grounds. V. Koretsky undertakes to work out a new poster format – a photomontage. He contributes to “The OGIZ-IZOGIZ” and “The Iskusstvo” publishing houses. During the 1930s Koretsky worked for N. Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and Yu. Zavadsky's Theatre-studio as an art director and scene-painter. From 1939 up to 1987 he remained on the Editorial Board of “The Reklamfilm” Publishing House. In 1946 he entered the competition dedicated to the 40 th Anniversary of the Revolution and got the 1 st Prize. In 1946 and 1949 V. Koretsky was awarded the USSR State Prize. For his works exhibited in 1948 in Vienna he's got eight diplomas of the 1 st degree confered on him. In 1964 V. Koretsky was awarded the title of an Honoured Artist of the RSFSR.

Koretsky's posters are kept in Moscow – in the Russian State Library, in the Central Museum of Armed Forces of Russia , in the Municipal Office of Moscow Mayor, in St-Petersburg – in the State Public Library; some of his works are in the Dresden Picture Gallery, as well as in private collections in France , USA , etc.

Victor M . Koretsky
1903, Simbirsk – 1987, Moscow

Victor M. Koretsky studied at the Moscow Art, Sculpture and Architecture College where he was taught by Turzhansky. He had invented and patented a new composition of distemper . During the 1950s-1960s he occupied himself as a poster artist.

Nikolai M. Kochergin.
1897, Moscow – 1974, Leningrad

In 1918 N. Kochergin graduated from the Stroganov's Cental Art Industrial College . During the Civil War he managed a poster-producing workshop in Kharkov , later he was one of the organizers of the ROSTA Satirical Display Windows' local branches, first in Baku , later in the whole of Caucasian region. N. Kochergin was among the first artists, who were at the origins of the Soviet political poster. From 1922 he lived in Leningrad . In 1923 he entered the membership of the Association of the Revolutionary Russia Artists (AKhRR). As an art director N. Kochergin worked for the Leningrad Puppet-show Theatre and for other theatres as well. During the 2 nd World War as a poster artist he collaborated with the creative union “The Militant Crayon”, he also drafted post-cards. For more than 25 years N. Kochergin devoted himself to book illustrating for children. The title of an Hohoured Artist of the RSFSR was confered on him. His works are in the Russia's State Library (Moscow) and the State Central Public Library named after N.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin.

Anton M. Lavinsky
1893, Sochi – 1968, Moscow

In 1913 M. Lavinsky graduated from the Architectural-building Department of the Baku Technical School. In 1914 he moved to Petersburg where he studied at the Academy of Arts. In 1917-1918 Lavinsky established an educational sculptural studio in Sochi. In 1918-1919 he studied at the Petrograd Liberal Arts Workshops. His professors were L. Shervud and A. Matveyev. In 1919-1920 he taught sculpture at the Saratov Liberal Arts Workshops. During 1920-1926 Lavinsky taught at the sculptural and later at the woodworking faculty of the Vkutemas in Moscow. Since 1921 he was a member of the Institute of Arts Culture, a member of the LEF Society and a graphic designer of the “LEF” Magazine. Since 1920 he worked as a graphic artist for “The ROSTA Display Windows” (ROSTA stands for the Russian Telegraph Agency). He specialized in commercial and film posters. In 1921 Lavinsky, in co-operation with V. Kiselev and V. Krakosky, worked as an art director of V. Mayakovsky's “Misteria-Buff” staged by V. Meyerhold. In 1928 in cooperation with El Lissitsky he worked as an art designer on the exposition of the Soviet Pavilion at “The Press” International Exhibition in Cologne.

Vladimir I. Ladyagin

Born in 1910. No other biographical facts are available.

Eugheny Eu . Lanceray
1875, Pavlovsk – 1946, Moscow

In 1892-1893 Eu. Lanceray studied at the Drawing School of the Art Advancement Society. His teachers were Ya. Tsionglinsky and E. Lipgardt. In 1894, 1896-1897, 1907, 1927 he traveled over Western Europe. During 1895-1896 he completed his education in Paris at F. Colorossi's Academy and R. Julian's Academy, where he was taught by J.-P. Laurens and B. Constant. Since 1898 Eu. Lanceray participates in “The Mir Iskusstva” (“World of Art”) Movement. In 1899-1904 as a graphic designer he works on “The Mir Iskusstva” Magazine. In 1900-1910 he was one of the first from among artists of great reknown who's got to be engaged in making exhibition placards and artistically developed booktrading commercial posters. In 1902-1903 Lanceray undertook trips to Siberia, the Far East, Manchuria and Japan. In 1905-1906 he contributed to “The Zritel”, “The Zhupel” and “The Hell's Post” magazines. During 1912-1915 he functioned as an art director at the Porcelain and Glass works in Petersburg and cutting factories in Peterhoff and Ekaterinburg. In 1915 he was elected a member of the St-Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts. During 1917-1920 he made his residence in Dagestan, Armenia, Azerbaijan; in 1920-34 in Tiflis, then he settled down in Moscow. From 1922 up to 34 he was a professor of the Tiflis Arts Academy. In 1933 an Honoured Art Worker of the Georgian SSR title has been confered on him. During 1930s – 1940s he was occupied with book illustrating and painting. Between 1934-1938 he acquired a professorship in the Moscow Architecture Institute and the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts. He produced a decorative panel for “The Komsomolskaya” Moscow underground station (1935). As an art director he supervised the monumental wall-paintings in the “Moscow” Hotel restaurant (1936-1937); he designed decoration for the Soviets' Palace; developed working drafts for a ceiling decoration in the new building of the State Library named after Lenin in Moscow and “The Mossoviet” Theatre (late 1930s-1940s); made a ceiling decoration of the Bolshoj Theatre auditorium (1940). In 1943 the USSR State Prize has been confered on him. Since 1945 Eu. Lanceray is the People's Artist of the RSFSR.

Ivan A. Malyutin
1890, Balkovo, Tula province – 1932, Moscow

From 1902 up till 1911 I. Malyutin studied at the Stroganov Central Art & Industry School in N. Andreev's studio. As an art director and scene-painter he was engaged in the Bolshoj Theatre and Zimin's Opera House beginning with 1911. He's got himself occupied with the Diagilev's Seasons in Paris. In 1918 he taught at the Liberal Arts State Workshops. I. Malyutin is one from among those who were at the origines of the Soviet satirical graphics and poster arts. During 1919-1921 he is one of the initiators and key artists of the “ROSTA Display Windows” in Moscow. As a cartoonist he contributed to “The Smekhach” (“The Mocker-Mouth”), “The Zanoza” (“A Thorn in the Side”), “The Bezbozhnik U Stanka” (“A God-less One on a Lathe”), “The Begemot” and some other satirical magazines during the years 1919-1932.

Vassily N. Masyutin
1884, Riga – 1955, Berlin

From 1908 up to 1914 V. Masyutin studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where he was mastering the etching under the tutelage of S.V. Ivanov. He participated in the exhibitions of “The Venok” (“The Garland”) Group (St-Petersburg, 1908); of the Moscow Fellowship of Painters (MTKh) (1908-1918); of the Union of Russian Artists (SRKh) (1910-1917, a membership of the later he entered in 1914); and in the Printing Exhibition in Leipzig (1914). In March 1917 he worked on the Committee for Protection of Art Memorials and Relics of the Past. Later V. Masyutin was a member of the Rumyantsev's Museum Administrative Council and joined the membership of the Etchers' Union. In 1918 he acquired a professorship on an etching studio at the Vkhutemas and a deanship on the etching faculty. In the same time he made posters for “The Potrebkooperatsiya” (“The Cooperative of consumers”). Since 1920 he made his permanent residence in Berlin. His personal exhibition took place in Leningrad (1928). During 1930s – 1940s he occupied himself with applied graphics; designed books, trade brands, labels, placards and commercial posters. V. Masyutin is the author of the following theoretical works concerning the graphic art: “Engraving and Lithography”, “An Assay at Classifying Etching Mastership and a Critical Survey”.

Mikhail V . Matorin
1901, Moscow – 1976, Moscow

In 1926-1929 M. Matorin participated in exhibitions of the Graphic Artists' Association under the Moscow Press House. He displayed his works in Leningrad at the Arts Advancement Society Exhibition, Etching Sub-division (May-June, 1929). In April-May, 1931 he took part at the Exhibition of the “Soviet Artists' Union”. During the 1940s he was a member of the Studio named after Grekov.

He taught at the V. Surikov Art Institute. In 1950, 1955 he participated in the All-Union Art Exhibitions.

Vladimir V. Mayakovsky
1893, village Bagdadi, 1930, Moscow

In 1908-1909 V. Mayakovsky studied at the Stroganov Central Art & Industry School, later at S. Zhukovsky's and P. Kelin's studios. In 1911-1914 he proceeds with his studies, this time at the Moscow College of Art, Sculpture and Architecture. Since 1912 he engaged himself in poetry writing. During the 1 st World War he made patriotic posters for “The Sovremenny Lubok” (“The Contemporary Naiv Art”) Publishing House. Since 1919 he was occupied with making film posters and the “ROSTA Display Windows”. Together with A. Rodchenko and V. Stepanova he worked at developing commercial posters for the State trading organizations. He was a founding member of the LEF (The Left Front) Group. During 1922-1929 he worked together with the members of the Group and contributed to “The Novy LEF” (The New Left Front) Magazine, being the later Editor-in-Chief. In 1925 as a correspondent he collaborated with “The Izvestiya” Newspaper. In 1927 as a staff man he worked on “The Komsomolskaya Pravda” Newspaper. He participated in the “The Youth's Union”Exhibition (1912); The First Liberal Arts State Exhibition (Petrograd, 1919); The International Exhibition of Painting and Decorative Art (Paris, 1925); The “ROSTA Display Windows” Exhibition (Moscow, 1929); V. Mayakovsky's personal retrospective exhibition “20 Years of Work” took place in Moscow (1930).

Alexander V. Mizin
1900, Kharkov – 1984, Moscow

In 1928 A. Mizin graduated from the Kiev Arts Institute. He resided and worked in Moscow. Since 1936 he taught at the Moscow Art Institute. He participated in “The Antiimperialistic Exhibition” in Moscow (1931); “The Industry of Socialism” Exhibition in Moscow (1939); The All-Union Arts Exhibition in Moscow (1949), etc.

Boris V . Milovidov
1902, Saratov – 1975, Saratov

In 1918 B. Milovidov entered the Higher Liberal Art State Studios, by the end of his studies these were reorganized into the Art & Tech School. He pursued his studies at the Saratov Arts College. B. Milovidov was taught b under M.V. Kuznetsov, A.I. Savinov, K.G. Polyakov and P.S. Utkin tutelage. Since 1920 he participated in exhibitions including the Exhibitions of “The Chetyre Iskusstva” (“The Four Arts”)” Painters' Society in Moscow. During 1925-1963 he taught at the Graphic Sub-Divivsion of the Saratov Arts College. In 1943-1947 he was elected the Chairman of the Saratov City Department of the Artists' Union Board. In 1971 B. Milovidov was awarded the title of an Honoured Worker of Culture of the RSFSR.

D. Moor (Dmitry S. Orlov)
1883, Novocherkassk –1946, Moscow

In 1910 D. Moor studied at P.J. Kelin's studio. During 1909-1917 he was engaged in film posters making, as a draftsman and cartoonist contributed to “The Budilnik” (“The Alarm-Clock”) Magazine and “The Russkoye Slovo” (“The Russian Discourse”) and “The Utro Rossii” (“The Russia's Morning Hour”) newspapers. In 1918 he collaborated with the All-Union Central Executive Committee Publishing House, designed propaganda trains decoration, the Red Square festive decorations for the May-Day. In 1919-1920 he made posters for the Revvoensoviet (Revolutionary Military Council) Political Administrative Board. As a cartoonist he contributed to “The Izvestiya”Newspaperand and “The Krasnoarmeyets” Magazine. In 1922-1932 he acquired a professorship in the Vkhutemas-Vkhutein – Moscow Institute of Fine Arts. D. Moor was elected the chairman for the newly organized “Union of the Revolutiona Poster Makers” (1931). In 1932 he was awarded the title of an Honoured Arts Worker of the RSFSR.

He founded “The Bezbozhnik” (The God-less One”) and “The Bezozhnik U Stanka” magazines.

D. Moor stands among those at the very beginnings of the Soviet political poster art. During 1932-1941 he worked in “The Izogiz” Publishing House. He was an active collaborator with “The ROSTA Display Windows”. In 1933 he produced a stained-glass panel for the Museum of Labour in Moscow.

In 1939 he acquired a professorship in the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts. Beginning with 1941 he made posters for “The ROSTA Display Windows”.

Boris A. Mukhin
1888, Moscow – 1970, Moscow

B. Mukhin graduated from the Central Stroganov Art & Industry College. He was taught by S. Noakovsky. B. Mukhin himself taught at the same College later. Since 1911 he was engaged in different kinds and genres of art : poster, book art; water-colouring, decorative art. As a poster artist he occupied himself with political poster at “The Agitplakat” Workshops for the most part.

Maria A. Nesterova (Nesterova-Berezina)
1897, Moscow – 1965, Moscow

M. Nesterova was engaged in a political poster making for the most part.

Ignati Ig. Nivinsky
1880, Moscow Moscow , 1933

In 1899 I. Nivinsky graduated from the Stroganov College. He was taught under the tutelage of Shehtel and S. Noakovsky. He was tutored also by I.V. Zholtovsky. He occupied himself as an architect (Berg's country lodge in Moscow suburbs) and exceled in monumental decorative art forms. He made the wall-paintings for the Fine Arts Museum halls (1906-1912). In 1917 he acquired a headship at the Architecture Workshop in the Art, Sculpture and Architecture College. He was among the institutors of the Artists' Trade Union on the basis of “TheRabis” (“Rabis” stands for “'worker of art”). In 1919 he was at the head of the Committee supervising the decorative design of propaganda trains and steamships of All-Russian Central Executive Committee. He was engaged as a poster artist. In 1922 as an art director and scene-painter he contributed to the mounting of a famous “Princess Turandot” by K. Gozzi staged by E. Vakhtangov. I. Nivinsky was one of the masters-founder of the Soviet art of etching. Up to the year 1930 he hold a professorship in Vhutemas. Since 1912 he participated in various exhibitions, including the following: Exhibition of Etchings in Moscow, Leningrad (1925); Paris (1925); Berlin – Vienna – Prague – Stockholm – Copenhagen (1927-1928); Leipzig – Florence – Tokyo (1927); Amsterdam – New York (1929). His personal exhibitions took place in: Paris (1929); Moscow (1934, 1980); Leningrad (1934). Since 1916 he was a member of the Moscow Painters' Fellowship. In 1917-1918 he joined a membership of the Moscow Etchers' Trade Union (Sograv) and Moscow Painters' Trade Union (Sozhiv). In 1924-1931 he was a member of “The Four Arts” Artists' Union (Moscow).

Sergey I . Pichugin
1881, Sergiev Posad – 1971, Moscow

S. Pichugin is one of the most prominent pupils of K. Korovin and S. Malyutin. He was a member of the Mobile Art Exhibitions Association (the TPKhV). He participated in numerous exhibitions, including the following: “The Artists of the Moscow School”, “The Klich” (“The Call”) (during 1923-1924); “The Society after the Name of I.E. Repin” (1929); “The Zhar-Tsvet” (“The Fire-Bright Color”)(1929), “The Moscow Artists' Society” (during 1920 – 1930).

Konstantin P. Rotov
1902, Rostov-on-the Don – 1959, Moscow

During the 1910s K. Rotov studied at the Rostov Arts School. In 1917-1920 he was engaged in graphics contributing to various magazines. He devoted himself to political cartoon and genre satirical miniature making (his first drawing has been published in “The Bich” (“The Scourge”) Magazine. In 1920 – 1921 he produced posters for “The DonROSTA Display Windows”. He's got himself occupied with leaflet, wall-newspaper, pamphlet making. Beginning with 1922 as a book artist he contributed to “The Gosizdat” Publishing House, to Moscow and Leningrad satirical magazines. He also occupied himself a great deal with illustrating the children's poetry books by K. Chukovsky, S. Mikhalkov, A. Barto, S. Marshak. Beginning with 1923 he contributed to “The Krokodile” Magazine. In 1928 as a cartoonist he started to work on “The Pravda” Newspaper. During 1931-1935 he produced several posters for “The Izogiz Display Windows”. In 1940 K. Rotov was subjected to repression. Up to the year 1953 he has been detained in the GULAG. In 1954 he was rehabilitated. During 1954-1959 he contributed a great deal to “The Krokodile” Magazine. Also he devoted himself to book illustrating.

Oleg M. Savostyuk
1927, Moscow

In 1953 O. Savostyuk graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov. He was instructed by such well-known artists as D. Mochalsky, M. Cheremnykh, M. Rodionov, Yu. Reiner, N. Ponomarev. During 1953 – 1963 as a social and political poster artist he worked in “The Izogiz” Publishing House. Between 1957 – the 1980s he also contributed to “The Agitplakat” Workshop. During 1960 – 1980 he tended to occupy himself with theatre placards for the most part having created the Bolshoj Theatre billboard advertising artistic identity. He was awarded the title of a People's Artist of Russia. He acquired a membership of the Russia Arts Academy. O. Savostyuk was elected An Honourary Chairman of AIAP (UNESCO). He acquired the status of a professor in the Surikov's Art Institute.

O. Savostyuk's works are displayed in the State Tretyakov's Gallery in Moscow; in the State Russian Museum in St-Petersburg; in the Bakhrushin's Theatre Museum in Moscow; in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; as well in museums and private collections of the USA, France, Italy, Finland, Spain, Canada, Germany, Poland and Bulgaria.

Elena P . Samokish - Sudkovskaya
1863, St - Petersburg – 1924, Moscow

E. Samokish-Sudovskaya was a pupil of V. Vereschagin at the Helsingfors Arts School.

Between 1882 – 1890 she resided and worked in Paris. She attended Jules Bastien-Lepage's Studio. During the 1900s she occupied herself a great deal with book trading posters as she contributed to “The Niva” Magazine. She was engaged in book illustrating as children's book artist as well.

Elena V . Semenova
1898, Moscow – 1986, Moscow

In 1919-1920 she studied at the Sculpture Department of the Petrograd Liberal Arts State Studios. Beginning with 1920 she continued her education at Vkhutemas, in 1922 she moved to the Architecture faculty where she pursued her studies up to 1924. In the 1920s she joined the Constructivists' Group of the Institute of Art Culture (Inkhuk). She kept friendship with A. Rodchenko and V. Stepanova.

She contributed to “The LEF” and “The New LEF” magazines. Also she contributed to “The Sinyaya Bluza” (“The Blue Blouse”) Agitation and Propaganda Theatre. She was engaged as a poster artist as well as an interiors' and exibitions' working drafts maker. In 1928 she took part as a graphic designer in the mounting of a Soviet Section at “The Press” International Exhibition in Cologne. In the late 1930s – the early 1940s she was engaged as a pavilions' exposition designer of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow. During 1949 – 1954 she was an art expert consultant at the All-Union Fashion House.

Pavel P. Sokolov-Skalya
1899, Strelnya, St-Petersburg province – 1961, Moscow

During 1909-1914 P. Sokolov-Skalya studied in Saratov. Between 1914 – 1918 he attended I.I. Mashkov's studio in Moscow, then entered the Vkhutemas where he took his courses up to 1922. Since 1920 he resided and worked in Moscow. In 1928 he traveled to France and Germany. Beginning with 1921 he participated in exhibitions. For the period of 1921-1924 he joined “The Bytiye” (“The Existence”) Society. In 1924 he entered a membership of the Revolutionary Russia Artists' Association (AKhRR). In 1931 he was a founding member of The Revolution Poster Makers' Society (ORRP). During 1929-1931 he followed teaching as a career at the Central Studio under The Revolution Artists'Association (AkhR – a successor to AKhRR). In 1929-1930 he acquired the headship of the Studio. For the period of 1934-1941 he acquired the status of a professor in the Grekov's Studio. In 1948-1951 he taught at the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Art. In 1953 he acquired a professorship in the Surikov's Art Institute. In 1934-1936 as an art director he was engaged at “The Mosfilm”. During 1941 – 1945 he contributed to “The TASS Display Windows”. During 1943 – 1950 he devoted himself to stage mounting in the Bolshoj and Maly theatres and the Theatre of Drama and Comedy. In 1953-1955 he was elected a chairman of the Moscow City Department of the Soviet Artists'Union (MOSKh). In 1949 he acquired a status of an academician. In 1942 and 1949 the Stalin Prize has been confered on P. Sokolov-Skalya.

Arkady S. Stavrovsky
1903, Moscow – 1980, Moscow

In 1920-1924 A. Stavrovsky studied at the Moscow University and at A.V. Lentulov's studio simultaneously (1920-1923). He worked in Moscow. For the period of 1921-1929 he joined “The Bytiye” Society. In 1929 he entered the membership of the Revolution Artists' Association (AKhR). During 1938 – 1941 he was engaged at the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition.

Vassily V . Suryaninov
1903, Kozmodemiansk – 1991, Moscow

In 1921-1928 V . Suryaninov studied at Vkhutemas – Vkhutein in S . V . Gerasimov ' s and G . V . Fyedorov ' s studios . During 1928 – 1935 he was engaged as a film poster artist for the most part. Since the early 1930s he collaborated with “The Izogiz”, “The Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo”, “The Plakat” publishing houses. He was also occupied with safety arrangements poster making. During 1941 – 1945 he resided in Yerevan, as a cartoonist he contributed to the frontline newspapers. Between 1946 – 1958 he devoted himself to graphics at the Etching Studio Named after I.I. Nivinsky. For the period of 1956-1990 he contributed a great deal to “The Agitplakat” Workshop. In 1974 he was awarded the title of an Honoured Artist of the RSFSR.

Nikolai B. Terpsikhorov
1890, Petersburg – 1960, Moscow

N. Terpsikhorov attended the art studios of K.F.Yuon and V.N. Meshkov in 1907-1910. During 1911-1917 he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under N.A. Kasatkin, A.M. Vasnetsov, K.A. Korovin. N. Terpsikhorov was one of the founding members of The Revolutionary Russia Artists's Association (AKhRR). In 1922 he contributed to “The ROSTA Display Windows”.

His works are kept at the State Tretyakov's Gallery; the State Museum of Revolution; the State Russian Museum; the Central House of Russia's Army; etc., as well in other museums and private collections of Russia and abroad.

Boris A. Uspensky
1927, Moscow – 2005, Moscow

In 1953 B. Uspensky graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov, where he studied at the studio of M.M. Cherenykh and N.A. Ponomarev. Since 1962 he followed teaching as a career, he taught at the Easel Graphics Workshop in the Surikov's Art Institute. During 1953 – 1963 he was engaged in social political poster making for “The Izogiz” Publishing House. Between 1957 – 1980 he contributed to “The Agitplakat” Workshop under the Artists' Union of the USSR . In the decade of 1960s – 1970s he produced theatre billboard advertisings for the Bolshoj Theatre ballet performances mostly. He carried out “The Sovetsky Khudozhnik” (“The Soviet Painter”) Publishing House commissions touching upon such subject matters as these: the international politics, the environmental protection, scientific achievements, the conquering of the Space (1963-1966). During 1975 – 1990 he contributed a great deal to “The Plakat” Publishing House. In 1968 B. Uspensky mounted “The International Biennale Poster Exhibition in Warsaw ” interior. In 1970 B. Uspensky was awarded the title of an Honoured Artist of the RSFSR. In 1980 he was awarded a Silver Medal of the Grekov's Studio. Since 1980 he is a People's Artist of the RSFSR. In 1984 he acquired a professorship. In 1988 he obtained the status of a corresponding member of the Academy of Art .

Yuri M. Zeirov
1907, Ekaterinodar – 1970, Moscow

In 1923-1927 Yu. Zeirov studied at the Krasnodar Art & Industry Tech College . In 1929-1933 he made his studies at the Leningrad Institute of Art, Sculpture and Architecture. Since 1935 he was engaged as an art designer of the All-Union Chamber of Commerce and the Foodstuffs Commercial Advertising Union in Moscow . In 1937 he was the First All-Union Trading Poster Artists' Competition Prize winner; he was also a prize-winner of several other competitions dedicated to artistic commercial posters. During the 1930s – 1960s he was occupied with commercial posters advertising the International Exhibitions in New-York, Brussels , Milan , Helsinki , Peking , London , Poznan , Budapest , Leipzig , Conakry .

In the decade between the 1950s – 1960s he mounted the exhibitions' interiors, stands, display-cases and also children's playgrounds.



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