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Koretsky V.B.

18.05.1909 (Kiev)  —  4.07.1998 (Moscow)

V. B. Koretsky was born on May 5 (18), 1909 in Kiev.

In 1921-1929 he studied at the Moscow School of Fine Arts.

In the 1920s and 1930s he created a gallery of portraits of artists. Since 1931 he has been writing posters. Collaborates in publishing houses "OGIZ-IZOGIZ", "Art". In 1939-1987 he was a member of the editorial board at the Reklamfilm publishing house. The artist’s creative method is based on a combination of field photographs with a pencil and gouache drawing.

During the years of World War II, he created over 40 posters. They are distinguished by the severity of constructions, the emotional tension of the transfer of the drama of the experiences of Soviet people. Since 1956 he worked in the association "Agitplakat".

V. B. Koretsky is the author of the first Soviet postage stamp dedicated to the Great Patriotic War “Be a Hero!”, Which was released on August 12, 1941. She was the first and last postal miniature of the artist. Two more of his works became subjects of postage stamps: the emblem of the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR he developed is depicted on one of the stamps of the 1956 series issued for the Spartakiad, and the 1940 poster "The Meeting of the Red Army with the Population of Western Ukraine and Western Belarus" belonging to him from 1968 series stamps issued in connection with the 50th anniversary of the USSR Armed Forces.
V. B. Koretsky died on July 4, 1998. He was buried in Moscow at the Vagankovsky cemetery.

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