Lot 105

KRIVONOGOV, P. Women are the Soviet State's Great Strength, 1947

Zhenshina — velikaya sila Sovetskogo Gosudarstva [Women are the Soviet State's Great Strength], a poster by Pyotr Krivonogov (1911-1967, Meritorious Art Worker of the Russian Federation). Iskusstvo, Moscow, 1947, 56 x 80 cm.

Pyotr Krivonogov, a graduate of the Leningrad Art Institute (class of 1938), worked from 1940 onwards for the Military Artists Studio, becoming a highly regarded battle painter (1949 State Prize for Pobeda [Victory], a painting based on the artist's participation in the battle of Berlin). Like many of his Studio colleagues, he also produced posters on a fairly regular basis.

Opening Price: $300

Estimate: $300-$450

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