Posters of the Russian Revolution 1917-1921 from the Lenin Library at Nassau County Museum of Art

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ROSLYN HARBOR, N.Y.- In the stormy period that began with the 1917 October Revolution, poster art became a principal means of communicating the ideals of Communism to the largely illiterate peasantry of Russia. Graphic, inexpensively produced posters carried the Revolution’s message and served to capture the minds and souls of the masses. These vibrant posters, depicting the new collective means of production in mines, fields and factories, were designed and executed by some of the foremost Russian artists of the time, among them Dmitry Moor, El Lissitzky, and Viktor Deni. The works in Posters of the Russian Revolution 1917-1921 are on loan from The Arnold A. Saltzman Family Collection. The exhibition is on view at Nassau County Museum of Art through May 8, 2011. The early posters of 1917-18 mirror the