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Prophets of Boris Ivanovich (1911-1972)

He was born in Ivanovo-Voznesensk April 26 (May 9) 1911 in a working class family. He went into the art as "hudozhkor" "Komsomolskaya Pravda", which earned her drawings first prize in 1929. Then he studied at the Moscow Higher Art-Vhuteine, where among his mentors were P.Ya.Pavlinov and D.S.Moor, graduated from the institute in 1931. Collaborated, in addition to "Komsomolskaya Pravda", with the magazines "Change" (1929-1937) and "Crocodile" (since 1938). During the Second World War he served painter General Directorate of political propaganda of the Navy in the Baltic, the Black Sea and then, again, the Baltic, and, finally, the Pacific Fleet, created drawings for the front-line and print-out flyers that were dropped from planes over enemy territory. Shell-shocked in 1944, his life was suffering from severe headaches. Lived in Moscow.

 Painted with ink, often resorting to mixed media. His post-war work, usually resolved in a concise manner contrasting picture-poster rigidly outlined new fronts of the "cold war" (Series Kuomintang China, 1945-1947; That's it, America!, 1948, Stalin Prize 1950 for Peace!, 1950; Mayakovsky about America, 1951-1954, all of the work - in the Tretyakov Gallery, in the last cycle, and also starred in a series of sheets for Peace! he received in 1952 a second Stalin Prize). A famous list Tanks Truman on the bottom! (1950), flashed on the anti-American demonstrations around the world, as well as illustrations of the Mayakovsky poem Syphilis (1954), disgust for capitalism as a global contagion. Impressive expression and at the same time reached the artistry of the Prophets in the loop This must not happen! (1958-1959, Russian Museum, Lenin Prize in 1961). Like many Soviet art images of war, carried a series of double bind, being directed against political violence and terrorism in general, this is evidenced, in particular, will go before a series of stylistically sheet Heavy dream come secretly and symbolic response to the repression of the 1930s ( B.I.Prorokova Museum, Ivanovo).

 Grim grotesque dominates its domestic satires ("krokodilskie" series for the eye but in the sun, 1954 Evening Bells, 1957), and will draw out a sharp inner spiritual disintegration of the Soviet society.

 Prophets died in Moscow on 19 September 1972. His recollections and excerpts from the diaries were published posthumously (about the time and about himself, 1979). In Ivanovo in 1981 opened the house-museum of the artist.

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