This article reviews an exhibition of the works of Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff (1913–2006) that was mounted at the Iziko South African National Gallery in May 2011. Nwafor suggests that the posthumous show marked a turning point in Tretchikoff’s artistic career by bringing his works, for the first time, into the art establishment that initially rejected him.
Research Article| November 01 2012
From Asia to Africa: Tretchikoff, the People’s Painter
Okechukwu Nwafor is a doctoral fellow at the Center for Humanities Research of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and a lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. His articles have appeared in many journals, including Postcolonial Studies and Critical Interventions.
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Okechukwu Nwafor; From Asia to Africa: Tretchikoff, the People’s Painter. Nka 1 November 2012; 2012 (31): 142–147. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10757163-1586508
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