Efros Gerasim

Saint Petersburg, Russia

02.10.1902 - 12.11.1979
Cartoonist, graphic artist, painter
He was born in an intellectual Jewish family [1]. He was baptized.
1915-1916 g. – studied in a real school and at the same time the art school of MD Bernstein.
1918 – student of the St. Petersburg State Free Art Studios (in 1921, renamed VHUTEIN), studied in the studio of KS Petrov-Vodkin. In 1924 he graduated from the painting department and in the same year began to study at the architectural faculty of VKhUTEIN, defending his diploma in 1929.
He worked in the field of the poster, as well as the magazine satirical graphics of Moscow and Leningrad: Behemoth, Buzoter, Smechach, Krasny Raven, Lapot, Gun, Inspector, Crocodile: these drawings grotesquely-pointed key reflected the characteristic types of the NEP era.
1933 – became a member of the Leningrad Union of Soviet Architects. At the invitation of the architects Shchuko and Gelfreich performed sketches for the bas-relief frieze with the scenes “Harvesting”, “Aircraft Builders”, “Miners” for the competitive project of the Palace of Soviets in Moscow.
After the closing of the leading satirical magazines in the late 1920s and early 1930s, he left active creative work and until the end of his life he taught drawing at the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute and, incidentally, at the Leningrad Pedagogical Institute named after. AI Herzen.


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