Israel Bograd

Born: 1899, Rostov-on-Don
Died: 1938, Butovo (Moscow Region)

Jewish graphic artist, poster designer. Born in the family of David Bograd in the city of Rostov-on-Don in south-west Russia (1899). Graduated from Rostov School of Art (early 1920s). Designed movie bills and commercial advertisements (1920s–30s). Arrested by the NKVD and accused of spying for Japan (1938). Executed by shooting at the Butovo firing range near Moscow (1938). Posthumously rehabilitated (1957). 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) 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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