[spassky, V.] It's The Workers Task, 1921
Delo vozrozhdeniya proizvodstva v rabochey strane est’ delo samikh rabochikh [In the Workers’ Land the Task of Bringing Industry Back to Life Is the Task of the Workers Themselves], a poster attributed to Vasily Spassky (1870-1923). Published by GIZ, Moscow, 1921. 71 x 106 cm.
Spassky studied art in Moscow (Stroganov Art School) and in Paris. He earned a reputation as an outstanding illustrator, and also wrote several popular children’s books. After the Revolution, Spassky produced posters for VtsiK Publishing, for the Military Council, and later for GIZ. Miturich in his memoir writes that after the Revolution Spassky lived in rather poor circumstances; nevertheless, when the poet Velimir Khlebnikov arrived in Moscow in 1921 penniless, and without any prospects for getting a job, Spassky generously offered to let him to stay in his apartment.
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