Zhukov Nickolay Nickolaevich (1908, Moscow – 1973, Moscow).
People’s Artist of the USSR, Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. In 1943 and 1951, he was awarded with the USSR State Prize.
He was a graphic artist. He studied at the Nizhniy Novgorod City Art and Industry College (1926-28) and at the Saratov Industry College (1928-1930) under B.V. Milovodov and P.S. Utkin. He was a member of the Youth Union of the Artists of the Revolution Association.
In 1943-1973 he was the art director of the M.B. Grekov Studio.
He specialized on the subjects from the history of the Revolution. Among his works are the Leniniana, Nuremberg Try, and Shadows of the Past series, portrait drawings of Soviet writers. Since the early 1930-e he worked as a designer and an illustrator for leading Soviet publishing houses, such as Goslitizdat, Detizdat, Molodaya Gvardiya, Pravda. He created advertising posters for the All-Union Trade Chamber, political posters and propaganda leaflets during the war, designed post marks.
First exhibited in 1929, later he became a constant participant of the all-union exhibitions and repeatedly exhibited abroad. In 1940-1960-es Nikolay Zhukov had many one-man shows in Moscow. His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, and in every regional museum in Russia.
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