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Nikolay
Nikolayevich Zhukov

Russia 
1908−1973
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Born in Moscow, Soviet graphic artist, people's artist of the USSR (1963), corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1949). Member of the CPSU since 1945. He studied at art-industrial technical schools in Nizhny Novgorod (1926-28) and in Saratov (1928-30). Since 1943, the artistic director of the Studio of Military Artists named after M. B. Grekova. In 1941-45 he worked in the front-line press and in the newspaper Pravda (1942-43). The author of a series of thematic easel drawings (including the series "V. I. Lenin", watercolor, pencil, ink, autolithography, since 1940, "On Children", pencil, watercolor, 1943-68, "Nuremberg Trial", Italian pencil, 1946, in the Tretyakov Gallery and other museums, as well as the property of the author), illustrations (for the book: "The Tale of a Real Man" by Polevoy, published in 1952; "Memoirs of Marx and Engels", published in 1956) and posters. USSR State Prize (1943, 1951). He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 2 other orders, as well as medals.

1908 Born in Moscow.

1920-1928 He studied at the Nizhny Novgorod Art and Industrial College.

1928-1930 He studies at the Saratov Art School under B.V. Milovidov, P. S. Utkin.

1928 Member of the Youth Organization of the Association of Artists of Russia (OMAHR), Saratov branch.

Since the 1930s Lives in Moscow. Illustrates and draws up books for Goslitizdat, Detgiz. He performs advertising posters for the All-Union Chamber of Commerce and the Intourist Publishing House.

1935 Won the first four prizes at the All-Union Poster Competition.

1943-1973 Artistic director of the Studio of military artists named after M. B. Grekov. The main place in the work is occupied by the historical and revolutionary theme, mainly the image of V. I. Lenin and the Great Patriotic War.

1941-1945 First a soldier, and then an artist of front-line newspapers and the newspaper Pravda. He created posters and campaign leaflets.

1946 Present as an artist of the newspaper Pravda at the Nuremberg Trials.

1946-1973 A large place in the work is occupied by works dedicated to children.

1948 Two first prizes at

International Poster Exhibition in Vienna.

1943, 1951 State Prizes.

1971 Gold Medal of the Academy of Arts.

1972 Gold Medal named after M. B. Grekov.

1973 Died in Moscow. He is the author of books and articles on art, including the book "Diary of an Artist", L. 1967.

 

Comments: Works are in the Museums of V.I. Lenin of Warsaw, Prague, Tampere-Finland; Tretyakov Gallery, Literary Museum, Moscow; as well as in other museums in Russia and the former USSR.

 

Works:

Beat to death!

Long live the Soviet pilots ...

Moscow Theater Festival

We have conquered the world for peoples - we will defend it!

Surround the orphans with motherly affection and love!

Defend Moscow!

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