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Children are the flowers of life. Take care of children!

Poster, 1919, 93×62 cm

Description of the artwork «Children are the flowers of life. Take care of children!»

Original. In 2017, such a poster was presented at the exposition on the theme of the Soviet avant-garde in the Russian Museum of St. Petersburg.

In the first years of Soviet power, it was planned to make a breakthrough in healthcare in order to reduce the level of diseases and child mortality, artists were involved to create means of “agitation and public education of the people” using posters and manuals. Special lectures were arranged for mothers; this poster was developed in 1919. to the future First Russian Exhibition for the Protection of Motherhood and Infancy.

Author - Soborova Alexandra Sergeevna (1882-1935), artist, graphic artist, poster artist. In 1906-1909 studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture as a free listener. Since 1919, a participant in exhibitions. She performed posters, mainly on the topic of motherhood and infancy, on health education and medicine. In the years 1919-1920. collaborated in the magazine "Creativity". In the 1920s, she participated in the design of campaign trains and campaign boats. In 1923 - 1929. fruitfully worked on illustrating a large number of children's books for the publishing of G.F. Mirimanov. It is not known how the fate of the artist in the 1930s.
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Art form: Poster

Technique: Engraving

Date of creation: 1919

Size: 93×62 cm

Location: Tatyana Kozlova