Prorokov Boris

Moscow, Russia

26.04.1911 - 19.09.1972

Cartoonist, illustrator, graphic artist, poster artist

Born in Ivanovo-Voznesensk on April 26 (May 9) in 1911 in the family of a worker.
He entered art as an “artist” of Komsomolskaya Pravda, having received his first prize at the 1929 contest for his drawings.
Then he studied in the Moscow Vkhutemase-Vhutein, where among his mentors were P.Ya. Pavlinov and D.S. Moore; graduated from the institute in 1931.
Cooperated, in addition to the “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, with the magazines “Smena” (1929-1937) and “Crocodile” (since 1938).
The invasion of Vietnam, the Black Sea, again the Baltic and, finally, the Pacific fleets; he created drawings for front-line printing and iso-leaflets, which were dropped from the aircraft over enemy territory. Concussed in 1944, his whole life suffered from severe headaches. Lived in Moscow.

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