Lot 72

KSENOFONTOV, T. Hail to the Valiant Red Army Soldiers!, 1943

Da zdravstvuyut doblestniye voiny Krasnoy Armii! [Hail to the Valiant Red Army Soldiers!], a LenTASS series poster by Timofei Ksenofontov (1912-1990). LenTASS, Leningrad, October 1943, 107 x 69.5 cm.

The poster hails the progress of the Red Army in liberating the occupied Soviet territories. Leningrad, however, was still besieged at the time.

Painter and graphic artist Timofei Ksenofontov, a graduate of the Leningrad Art Institute (class of 1938), was formally trained as a battle painter, but worked in a variety of genres. He was an accomplished poster artist, publishing his first posters back in early 1930s, and a highly regarded book illustrator.

Opening Price: $800

Estimate: $800-$1200

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