Mikhail Dlugach

Born: 1893, Kiev
Died: 1989, Moscow

Graphic artist, poster designer, book designer, pavilion interior designer. Born in the family of Oscar Dlugach in Kiev (1893). Studied under Ivan Seleznyov and Nikolai Strunnikov at the Kiev School of Art (1905–17, with interval). Moved to Moscow (1922), where he designed movie bills (1920s–30s). Member of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1926), Unification of Workers of the Revolutionary Poster (1931–32) and the Union of Artists (1932). Evacuated to Ufa during the Second World War (1941–42). Designed political and circus posters (1940s–50s). Worked on the interior of the Soviet pavilion at Expo ‘58 in Brussels (1958). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1981). Died in Moscow and buried at the Vagankovo Cemetery (1989). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1925), including First Exhibition of Cinema Posters at the State Academy of Artistic Sciences in Moscow (1925), Second Exhibition of Cinema Posters at the Chamber Theatre in Moscow (1926), Artists of the RSFSR Over Fifteen Years (1917–32) at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow (1933), Expo ‘58 in Brussels (1958) and 500 Anos de Arte Russa – Dos Ícones à Arte Contemporânea at Oca in the Parque do Ibirapuera in Sâo Paolo (2002).

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