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Lenin Making a Speech from an Armoured Car, 1934-35

Updated: Apr 15

Images of Lenin #26

Lenin Making a Speech from an Armoured Car, April 1917, P. Staronosov, USSR 1934-35 -- Images of Lenin #26

From the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 1979:

Staronosov, Petr Nikolaevich

Born Jan. 6 (18), 1893, in Moscow; died there Nov. 18,1942. Soviet graphic artist.

Staronosov was basically a self-taught artist. He contributed to the magazines Smena (Young Generation), Znanie—sila (Knowledge Is Power), Pioner (Pioneer), Krasnaia niva (Red Cornfield), and Vokrug sveta (Around the World). His work, which consists mainly of small engravings and illustrations executed using the techniques of wood engraving and linecut, is characterized by a highly emotional perception of the world, an intricate many-planed composition, and an overall decorativeness.

Staronosov’s works include the series The Pamirs (1932; colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache), and illustrations to O. Gur’ian’s The Golden Tail (1930) and P. M. Kerzhentsev’s The Life of Lenin (1936).


This is the twenty-sixth in our new daily feature that will be looking at over 75 international Lenin photographs, sketches, sculptures, artworks and photographs from a Soviet archive of the early 1970s. Many of these are quite scarce and uncommon now and many are truly amazing works and pieces.

This classic work is available as a poster at our Etsy store:


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