Lot 86

SHMARINOV, D. Death to the German Murderers, 1944

Smert' nemtsam-dushegubam! [Death to the German Murderers], a poster by Dementii Shmarinov (1907-1999, People's Artist of the Soviet Union). Iskusstvo, Moscow, 1944, 56 x 79 cm.

The poster was published in 1944, but its design dates back to 1943. Shmarinov's wartime works earned the artist the Stalin Prize in Arts for 1943. Overall, he is remembered primarily as an outstanding book illustrator. Shmarinov was elected a full member of the Soviet Academy of Arts and from the late 1950s onwards occupied high positions in the Soviet art hierarchy (Chairman of the Artists' Union's Moscow section, later the Union's Secretary).

Opening Price: $800

Estimate: $800-$1200

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