Aleksander Petrovic Apsitis
(1880 - 1943)
Aleksander Petrovic Apsitis was active/lived in Russian Federation, Germany. Aleksander Apsitis is known for painting, posters, book and commercial artist.
Biography Aleksander Petrovic Apsitis
Aleksander Petrovitch Apsit (pseudonym 'ASPID,' meaning 'asp.'), was born into a family of workers in Riga, Russia in 1880. Along with his family, Aleksander moved to St. Petersburg in 1894. From 1898 to 1899, he attended the drawing school there and was a student in the studio of Lev Dmitriev-Kavkazskii.
Aleksander was a member of the Moscow artist circle Sreda from 1900 through 1910. During this time he worked for various St. Petersburg's magazines and designed war placards. Following the October Revolution, Aleksander was commissioned by the Soviet government to design revolutionary posters because of his experience with political propaganda.
Heavily influenced by the Russian 'lubok' style, Aleksander Apsitis's posters
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