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Incredible Tretchikoff free pdf Vladimir Tretchikoff lived a life as colourful as his paintings. Incredible Tretchikoff chronicles the life of this flamboyant artist from his humble beginnings in Harbin, China, as the son of Russian emigres to his highly successful exhibitions in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg and in major cities in America and Britain. As a young cartoonist he faced deceit in Shanghai and life-threatening situations in a besieged Singapore during World War II. He was nearly killed when the boat he tried to escape on was sunk by the Japanese. Shortly after he was taken prisoner of war in Java and forced to use his artistic skills for Japanese propaganda. Tretchikoff was reunited with his wife and daughter in Cape Town four years later. It was sheer ambition and willpower that drove him to start a new life here as an artist and to defy the dismissive local art establishment. Within years he was crowned one of the country's bestselling and most popular artists. That was partly due to his business acumen and flair. While he became a pop icon in the 1980s he never accepted the title as the King of Kitsch. Recent years have seen a new appreciation for his art with his painting Red Jacket selling for over R4,7 million in October 2012.

About Boris Gorelik

Boris Gorelik holds two master's degrees - one in linguistics and the other in history - and has authored many articles, as well as a book on the history of Russian immigration to South Africa. He was born in Yekaterinburg in Russia, but has lived in Moscow since the age of eighteen. Gorelik currently works as a copywriter at a global advertising agency. While he is not a fan of Tretchikoff's work, he has grown to admire this fascinating artist and pop culture icon. For two years, Gorelik travelled the world researching the incredible life story of one of South Africa's most popular painters. Boris Gorelik is 'n Russiese kopieskrywer met 'n meestersgraad in sowel linguistiek as geskiedenis. Hy het al verskeie koerantartikels en 'n boek oor die geskiedenis van Russiese immigrasie na Suid-Afrika geskryf. Hy het regoor die wereld gereis om Tretchikoff se fassinerende lewensverhaal na te vors.

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Author : Boris Gorelik
Publisher : Tafelberg Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 22 May 2013
ISBN : 0624056775
EAN : 9780624056775
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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