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Incredible Tretchikoff : life of an artist and adventurer

Author: Boris Gorelik
Publisher: London : Art/Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Coinciding with the centenary of his birth, 'Incredible Tretchikoff' tells the enthralling story of this flamboyant artist from his humble beginnings to the spectacular highs and lows of his later career. We hear thrilling accounts of his early years as a Russian orphan in Manchuria and his efforts to make his way as a young man in a strange land. In Singapore in the 1930s, he was accepted into the social elite and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vladimir Tretchikoff; Vladimir Tretchikoff; Vladimir Tretchikoff
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Boris Gorelik
ISBN: 9781908970084 1908970081
OCLC Number: 851827630
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Who is Mr Tretchikoff? --
boy from Siberia --
In China's Russian town --
Alone in the eastern Babylon --
Russian community's big hope --
High living and low thinking in Singapore --
Divers in New York, Snow White in Malaya --
Boosting morale at the Island Fortress --
Journey into the unknown --
Five hundred miles in a lifeboat --
Getting by in Java --
painter, at last! --
Indonesian artist? --
Interview with a ghost --
Good hope at the Cape --
Tretchikoff goes West --
Those famous Chinese ladies --
When the flowers cry --
Stardom --
Britain and beyond --
Tretchi and Tretchikoff --
Imagining Bali --
Politically suspect --
African glamour --
Loner --
As naff as you could get --
His last stand --
Back with a bang --
Through the eyes of others.
Responsibility: Boris Gorelik.

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For two decades he was the most famous painter in the world. Millions of people in Britain, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa flocked to see and buy his exotic pictures.  Read more...

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