Born Saratov, 1893; died Moscow, 1976

Born and raised in Saratov, Vladimir Alekseevich Milashevskii studied at the Bogolubovskoe Drawing School in 1906–07. He moved to Kharkov (Kharkiv) in 1911 to join the workshop of Aleksei Grot and Eduard Shteinberg, and in 1913 he entered the Department of Architecture in the High Art School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Petrograd. Following the Revolution, he worked as a book illustrator, painter, and graphic artist. In 1921–22 he collaborated with the children’s magazine Vorobei and prepared the illustrations for Nikolai Evreinov’s What Is Theater? (1921). He went on to illustrate numerous books and to work for several publishing houses, including Academia, Detgiz, Gosizdat, and Molodaya gvardiya. Between November 1941 and September 1945, he designed approximately nineteen posters for the TASS studio in Moscow. Following the war, he resumed his career as a book illustrator.

Vladimir Alekseevich Milashevskii and Pavel Pavlovich Kudriavtsev. Our Pechenga, November 4, 1944. Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries.

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