Sunday, July 10, 2011

Spotlight: Vladimir Tretchikoff

The epitome of 50s/60s kitsch in the realm of home decoration can be summed up in two words: Vladimir Tretchikoff.

Affectionately known as "The King of Kitsch", Tretchikoff was born in 1913 in what is now known as Kazakhstan. He passed away in 2006 in South Africa, but his legacy lives on. He was one of the most successful artists of all time! He painted "exotic" women. You might recognize his work, especially The Green Lady.


Spoon-bending Uri Geller was a big fan of Tretchikoff's work. Wayne Hemingway compared Tretchikoff to Warhol! Some even believed that, in his time, Tretchikoff was second only to Picasso!


You can find out more about Tretchikoff and his artwork here.

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  1. Hi, Katie! Once you're interested in Tretchikoff, you might like to visit my blog about his art: http://tretchikoff-central.blogspot.com/

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