Soviet poster artist Evgeny Kazhdan 1922-1984
Soviet poster artist Evgeny Kazhdan
Evgeny Kazhdan – Member of the USSR Union of Artists (1965), member of the USSR Union of Journalists (1971), and Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1977). In addition, he is the owner of numerous awards and gold medals at the international exhibitions of the poster. One of his last award – the highest award of the Soviet Peace Committee – an honorary medal “Fighter for Peace”.
Kazhdan was born in 1922 in the city of Nikolaev. Veteran of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, he fought on the Leningrad, Western, and the 3rd Belorussian fronts. He was awarded several orders and medals, including the Order of “Patriotic War” 1 and 2 degrees, “Red Star”, and 7 medals. In 1946 he was discharged from the army in the rank of captain (in Port Arthur). After that, for 7 years he worked as an artist – designer at the Moscow regional art fund “Mosoblhudozhnik”.
Later, he also worked in the graphic art workshop of the Moscow Art Fund of the RSFSR (1967-1968), as well as in the studio of visual agitation of Art Fund of RSFSR.
In the future, Kazhdan was a member of the artistic board of the publishing house of APN (Agency of Political News, 1977), as well as a member of the Bureau of the poster section of the Moscow Union of Artists.
As for the exhibitions, since 1961, in total, there were 164 of them, including 24-Union, 5 republican (RSFSR), 70 in Moscow, 35 international and 30 overseas.
As a result of all the exhibitions, the artist has been repeatedly awarded gold medals, including: USSR (1961, 1967, 1973, ), and international – Bologna (1968, 1972, 1976, 1977), Grand Prix (Portugal, 1973), Warsaw (1980), and more.