Smolyak, N. Let Us Open The Way To Distant Worlds
K dalekim miram prolozhim puti i v tajny proniknem vselennoj! [Let Us Open the Way To Distant Worlds and Uncover the Secrets of the Universe!], a poster by Nikolai Smolyak (1910-1963). Published by IZOGIZ, Moscow, 1961, 117 x 57 cm.
Like many other important Soviet posterists of the period, Smolyak came to Moscow in 1930 after studying art at Saratov Technical Arts School. Originally, he produced film and advertising posters; by 1943, he rose to the important position of Chief Artist of the All-Union Trade Chamber, which meant that he was in charge of producing posters advertising Soviet exports abroad. He gradually migrated to propaganda art, and from 1950s on, worked mostly in this genre.
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