Polinger Zigfrid

Russia

Cartoonist

1920 – 1985

Siegfried was born in 1920 in Chisinau.
At the age of two, his parents moved him to Bucharest, where he lived until he was 20 years old.
Siegfried graduated from a private art studio, worked in Romanian newspapers. Like many at that time, he adhered to communist views, was close to the Comintern.
In order to come sobering, it took only a few years: in 1940 Bessarabia was added to the Soviet Union.

Pauling was one of those who took it with joy. He returned to Chisinau and joined the Union of Artists of the USSR.
His first exhibition was in 1941.
He was a Romanian Jew, whose family traditionally called children German names. The suspicion of espionage was over him until the end of the war.

Returning to Chisinau, Pauling worked for a long time as a graphic artist, cartoonist and book illustrator.
He graduated from the faculty of artistic design of printed materials of the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. Was an artistic editor of the republican children’s magazine and was responsible for the design of the Moldavian encyclopedia. Participated in exhibitions of satire and humor in Moscow and the Bulgarian Gabrovo. In 1972 he was awarded a prize for the best poster.
In the republican archives of Moldova, still many posters of Siegfried Polinger are kept.


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