Mid Century Picture "Chinese Lady" #1

Mid Century Picture "Chinese Lady" #1

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Painted by Russian artist Vladimir Tretchikoff in the early 1950s. Tretchikoff became known as "The King of Kitsch" for his paintings. The model for this painting remained unknown until 2011 when it was revealed that she is Monika Pon who lives in South Africa. Now in her late 70s, she was 17 at the time she posed for the portrait, and this became one of the most popular paintings of the 1950s with prints outselling even the Mona Lisa.
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