Vladimir Tretchikoff was a Russian-born South African artist who is best known for his iconic painting, "The Chinese Girl," also known as "The Green Lady." Tretchikoff was born in Petropavlovsk, Russia in 1913, and grew up in Harbin, China. He showed an early interest in art, and after moving to Singapore with his family, he began to take painting lessons from a local artist.
In 1936, Tretchikoff moved to South Africa, and established a reputation as a talented and innovative artist. He was particularly known for his portraits, which often featured exotic and colorful subjects, as well as his use of bold, vivid colors.
Tretchikoff's most famous work, "The Chinese Girl," was painted in 1952 and became an instant sensation. The painting, which depicts a young Chinese woman with green-tinted skin and a red flower in her hair, has been reproduced countless times and is still widely more...
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