Kukryniksy (Mikhail Kupriyanov, Porfiri Krylov and Nikolai Sokolov) – Russian painters.
The last exit of Kerensky
|Type||Pictorial Post card|
|Artist||The Kukryniksy were three caricaturists/cartoonists in the USSR with a recognizable style. „Kukryniksy“ was a collective name derived from the combined names of three caricaturists (Mikhail Kupriyanov, 1903—1991, Porfiri Krylov 1902—1990, and Nikolai Sokolov 1903—2000, who had met at VKhUTEMAS, a Moscow art school, in the early 1920s. The three began drawing caricatures under the joint signature in 1924.
They became nationally famous in the 1930s after the rise of fascism, drawing for Krokodil, the Moscow satirical paper. They received international recognition for their attacks on Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, and Francisco Franco. During the Second World War they established the TASS Windows for political cartoons and posters. After the end of the Second World War they continued to depict politics in their series «Cold War» (1945—1980s).
They also illustrated a number of books, including Ilf and Petrov’s, Nikolay Gogol, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Anton Chekhov, Maxim Gorky, Miguel de Cervantes.
The Kukrynuksy are also authors of Socialist Realism-style paintings concerned with historical, political and propaganda topics.
|Approx. Size||5.8X4.1 inches (15X10.5 cm)|
|Published by||„Sovetskii Khudozhnik“ Publisher, Moscow, 1958|