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Leonidovich Braz

born in 1929

Biography and information

Moscow poster artist, illustrator, writer. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.
He studied at the Moscow Art and Industry School named after M.I. Kalinin, then graduated from the Higher Pedagogical Department at the same school. Since the middle of the 1960s, the artist created posters on labor safety. Created a series of anti-alcohol posters "For Healthy Lifestyle". Worked mainly as a graphic artist in Moscow publishing houses. Anatoly Braz is the author of famous social and political agitation posters: "Labor is your beauty", "Let everyone remember - a summer day feeds the year", "Out of the sponger - a bureaucrat from the state apparatus", "Make sure that no master has penetrated into your construction site to put up a collar", "Harden yourself like steel!" (1972), "Lenin's Course" (1978, together with V.G. Pervov), "No to Neutron Madness!" (1981), "Don't Let It Happen!" (1982). Political posters dedicated to the fight for peace, against nuclear weapons, brought him world fame. His political posters have been exhibited in Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest, Havana, Paris, Stockholm and many other countries around the world, published in the "Agitator" and "Izvestia" magazines, "Soviet Culture. Braz composed the slogans for his posters himself. Much later, in the post-perestroika period, Braz continued working on posters, although they were no longer relevant. Braz's posters received well-deserved recognition from audiences and colleagues. "Dear Colleague! I admire your work of exceptional posters and your, often full of imagination, incarnation. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to see them," the great cartoonist Herluf Bidstrup wrote down in his review during a visit to the master's studio. A.L. Braz's posters are in the collection of the Russian State Library, private Russian and foreign collections.
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    Landscape, Portrait, Fantasy