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Bylyev - Protopopov Nikolay Mikhaylovich

27.04.1907  —  1986

Soviet graphic artist, architect, member of the Academy of Arts, Honored Artist of the RSFSR.
A son of MN Protopopov (1859 - 1927) - a painter from Sevastopol, photographer, local historian and author of pamphlets and guides to the Crimea.
He was a first project developer of the shipyard village Amur, built on the site of the village of Perm,. As of 10 May 1932 the village consisted of only 49 houses. The village was later renamed to the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, on 10th December of the same year.
One of the founders and permanent artists at "Fighting Pencil" - a unique form of the mass propaganda of graphic art, combining features of the poster and popular prints(lubok). Bright and easy to understand posters of "Fighting Pencil" which were created during the Great Patriotic War in a night and were printed lithographically, called to fight the enemy, branded cowards, praised the great deeds of the heroes and revealed a true face of fascism. The emblem of the publication, which brought together 28 "soldiers of propaganda", became a palette and a rifle with a pencil, aimed as a bayonet.

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