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VERA MATVEEVNA LIVANOV (1910-1998) [LONG LIVE OUR NATIVE MOSCOW - OUR GLORY, OUR PRIDE!] 1947. 32 1/2x21 1/2 inches, 82 1/2x54 1/2 cm. Iskusstvo, Leningrad. Condition A-: minor creases and abrasions at edges; margins trimmed. Framed. Livanov was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. She studied under various Russian artistic mentors, including the studio of Tatiana Sukhotina-Tolstaya, a painter and the daughter of Leo Tolstoy. Livanov was commissioned by Intourist to design posters in the early 1930s, and went on to design theater and advertising posters for the all-union Chamber of Congress before eventually working with Izogiz on political posters through the 1960s. This poster, heralding the glory of the city of Moscow on its 800th anniversary, features the Spasskaya Tower (built in 1491) in the center. Some of the other buildings pictured are the Zavod Imeni Stalin (car factory), the Academy of Sciences, the Moscow City Council building and the State Library of the USSR.