“A Russian émigré who settled in South Africa, Tretchikoff claimed that by the end of his career he had sold half a million large-format reproductions of the ‘Chinese Girl’ print worldwide. This doesn’t include smaller print versions,” says the story, adding:
“Having spent his childhood in Harbin after his family fled Russia, Tretchikoff later moved to Shanghai, where he worked in advertising and commercial illustration until 1934.
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