Alexander Voronetsky

Alexander Voronetsky (1884–1929), Russian graphic artist, poster designer, illustrator. Worked in Rostov-on-Don under the pseudonyms of 'A. V.' and 'A. Kolyuchy.' Illustrated magazines and books.
Born: 1884
Died: 1929, Moscow

Graphic artist, poster designer, illustrator. Born in the family of Nikodim Voronetsky (1884). Worked in Rostov-on-Don under the pseudonyms of “A. V.” and “A. Kolyuchy” (1918–28). Illustrated the Don Wave weekly journal of history, literature and satire (1918–19) and the covers of Marco Massimo (pseudonym of Boris Olenin)’s Check and Mate (1924) and The Crocodile-Skin Suitcase (1925). Designed the playing cards of the Electrification game (1928). Member of the Rostov-Nakhichevan Union of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1920s). Died in Moscow and buried at the former German Cemetery in Lefortovo (1929). Contributed to exhibitions, including Play and Passion in Russian Fine Art at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (1999–2000).

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