Helms Ernst

Kazan, Russia


Cartoonist, theatre artist, graphic artist, illustrator

Artist of the Chayan magazine.

Gelm Ernst Brunovich (August 15, 1912, Moscow – the end of the 1980s), theatre artist, graphic artist, National Artist of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1960), Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1974).

After the graduation he worked as a main artist in the furniture workshops of the Mosdrevmebel, a main interior design artist in the Central House of Civil Air Fleet.
Since 1942 he lived in Kazan, drew posters and cartoons for the city’s “Window of Satire.” Then he worked in the theatre since 1944, his first work was the design of The Golden Key play by A.N. Tolstoy in the Kazan Puppet Theatre.
He also worked as a book illustrator (Three Bears by Leo Tolstoy, 1944, Twelve Months by Samuil Marshak,1953, etc).

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