Vladimir Tretchikoff, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Vladimir Tretchikoff

Russian artist

Date of Birth: 13-Dec-1913

Place of Birth: Petropavl, North Kazakhstan Region, Kazakhstan

Date of Death: 26-Aug-2006

Profession: painter

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Vladimir Tretchikoff

  • Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff (???????? ??????????? ?????????, 26 December [O.S.
  • 13 December] 1913, Petropavlovsk, Russian Empire, now Petropavl in Kazakhstan – 26 August 2006, Cape Town, South Africa) was an artist whose painting Chinese Girl, popularly known as The Green Lady, is one of the best-selling art prints of the twentieth century.Tretchikoff was a self-taught artist who painted realistic figures, portraits, still life, and animals, with subjects often inspired by his early life in China, Singapore and Indonesia, and later life in South Africa.
  • While his work was immensely popular with the general public, it is often seen by art critics as the epitome of kitsch (indeed, he was nicknamed the "King of Kitsch").
  • He worked in oil, watercolour, ink, charcoal and pencil but is best known for those works turned into reproduction prints.
  • According to his biographer Boris Gorelik, writing in Incredible Tretchikoff, the reproductions were so popular that it was rumoured that Tretchikoff was the world's richest artist after Picasso.Red Jacket, a 1998 South African documentary, detailed Tretchikoff's life and work.

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