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Original WWII Grouping of 4 Anti-Axis Propaganda Posters With Artwork by Famed Soviet Artists - Each 12" x 15 ½”

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Original Items: Only One Group of 4 Available. This is a fantastic set of what appears to be Soviet produced propaganda posters, all with Russian artists and English text. The posters are in wonderful, near unused condition and feature rather humorous types of images and caricatures.

The Posters In this lot:
- “Moscow Time Table” by Ganf.: The poster features a group of German soldiers at a train station with corpses of fallen Germans all around them The text at the bottom reads as:

- “When does our train start?”
- “I don’t know, Moscow’s cancelled the time-table”

- “Memories of Bygone Days” by Lev Grigor'evic Brodaty: The poster features an image of two German soldiers dressed in cold weather clothing looking at a photo of what we believe to be the same two soldiers posing in front of the Eiffel tower.

- “Cavalry Helped” by Lev Grigor'evic Brodaty: The poster features an image of German officers around a dinner table staring at the head of a cooked horse.

Lev Grigorievich Brodaty was a Soviet-based graphic artist and illustrator. In 1905 he studied in Vienna and continued his education at the Academy of Fine Arts (1906-1909). Brodaty reportedly took part in the Polish revolutionary movement. By 1917, he relocated to Soviet Russia where he lived in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) creating political cartoons for the Pravda (Truth) newspaper. In 1918, Brodaty helped organize one of the first Soviet satirical magazines "Red Devil" en tandem with his work in agitational art and political poster design. Along with the Soviet graphic artist Vladimir Lebedev, Brodaty is considered a pioneer of the Petrograd ROSTA Windows poster. In the 1920s, he illustrated for the Soviet weekly satirical magazines "Krasniy Voron" (Red Raven) and “Begemot” (hippopotamus), supplements to "Krasnaya Gazeta" (Red Gazette).

By 1931, Brodaty was living in Moscow and working as an illustrator for the satirical magazine "Krokodil". In addition, he taught at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute that was founded in 1930 from the printing department of VHUTEIN (Higher Art and Technical Institute). Brodaty additionally worked in easel graphics and book illustration during his career. In 1929 he joined the Society of Painters, and in 1945 he was bestowed the title of honored artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

- “Air Alert in Berlin” by Boris Yefimov: This is a rather humorous one. The image shows AH going into a bomb shelter looking disheveled while Himmler salutes him and states that “this aerial sausage has become ineffective”, the sausage being a rather large Goering.

Boris Yefimovich Yefimov was a Soviet, Russian and Ukrainian political cartoonist best known for his critical political caricatures of Adolf H and other NSDAP members produced before and during the Second World War, and was the chief illustrator of the newspaper Izvestia. During his 90-year career he produced more than 70,000 drawings.

A lovely set of posters ready for display.

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