Kostroma: The Artists' Union of the USSR, 1959. Ryabikov, Alexey Ivanovich (artist). Publisher's wrappers. Item #533
Book measures: 18 x 13 cm. 22,  pages: illustrations. Text in Russian. One of 200 copies. Signed by the artist.
Art exhibition catalog, inscribed and signed by Alexey Ivanovich Ryabikov, showcases the works of the celebrated Soviet artist known for his impactful graphic and poster art. As a prominent creator of wartime propaganda, Ryabikov's contributions were crucial during World War II. His most notable works include the powerful military posters "Breasts to Defend our native Moscow" (1941) and "Warm Clothes for the Front" (1940s), which played a significant role in rallying support and aid for the Soviet war effort. The catalog provides an extensive view of Ryabikov's artistic career, highlighting his talent in graphic design and his ability to convey compelling messages through art. His posters, characterized by their emotional intensity and patriotic fervor, are emblematic of the era's visual language and serve as a testament to the power of art in times of conflict. Through this catalog, readers and art enthusiasts can explore Ryabikov's diverse body of work, gaining insights into the historical context and artistic techniques that defined his career. It serves not only as a record of his contributions to Soviet art but also as a reflection of the pivotal role artists played in shaping public sentiment during one of the most challenging periods in history.