Ganf, Yu. Subscribe To Krokodil Magazine, 1927
Krokodil, yezhenedelny zhurnal satiry i yumora [Crocodile, the Weekly Satire and Humor Magazine], an attractive advertising poster by Yulii Ganf, (1898-1973, Peoples Artist of the Russian Federation). Published by Rabochaya Gazeta Publishing, Moscow, 1927, 37 x 28 cm.
A small but highly desirable poster. Krokodil, founded in 1923, was by far the most read among Soviet satirical magazines, and Yulii Ganf was one of its main contributors.
Ganfs father, a talented engraver, wanted his son to study jurisprudence, but at the start of the Revolution, Yulii Ganf abandoned law school in favor of studying art. In 1920, his satirical sketches caught the eye of fellow artists and he was invited to work for UKROSTA, ROSTAs sister Ukrainian news agency. He soon moved to Moscow to study at VKHUTEMAS (1922-1923); afterwards, he worked as a caricaturist for a variety of satirical magazines. From 1927 onwards, he held the prestigious position of staff artist for the countrys main newspaper, Pravda.
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