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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

V. I. Lenin, 1935

Updated: Apr 26, 2022

Images of Lenin #33

"V. I. Lenin", P. Staronosov, USSR 1935 -- Images of Lenin #33

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).


We shared an illustration by him previously in this series: Lenin Making a Speech from an Armoured Car, 1934-35

This is the thirty-third 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.

These are divided into art, Lenin centennial posters from 1970 and Lenin photographs.

We will share them with history and quotes where appropriate.

They will eventually all also be shared in three posts related to the major themes.


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