Владимир Степанович Иванов, Vladimir Ivanov, Vladimir Ivanoff
Not only did Ivanoff become one of the founders and chairman of the Union of Russian Painters in Constantinople, but he also became famous for “Drawing Thursdays”, which took place at his apartment.
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Anonymous. “Odnodnevnaya Vystavka Kartin.” Presse du Soir, 10 October 1921, p. 4.
Anonymous. “Vystavka Kartin.” Presse du Soir, 20 October 1921, p. 4.
Anonymous. “Vystavka Soyuza Russkih Hudojnikov.” Presse du Soir, 19 June 1922, n.p.
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Zavalishin, Vyacheslav. “V studii Wladimira Ivanova.” Novoye Russkoye Slovo, 19 November 1964, n.p.
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Archives & Special Collections at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts).
Slavonic Library (Slovanská knihovna) in Prague.
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Istanbul, Ottoman Empire/Turkey (?–1923); New York, USA (1923–1964).
Küçük Yazıcı 4 (now presumably Tarlabaşı Blv. 79), Hüseyinağa, Beyoğlu, Istanbul (studio).
Saretzki took a rather long exile route: from the Russian Empire he fled to Istanbul, from Istanbul to Berlin, from Berlin to Prague, and from Prague to Cormeilles-en-Parisis near Paris.
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Kalmykoff played an active part in the Union of Russian Painters in Constantinople and at the same time worked as a stage designer. Later he acquired the Turkish citizenship.
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The first Russian-speaking émigré artists in Istanbul exhibition was a one-day event but its success led to the formation of the Union and paved the way for other exhibitions.
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The exhibition of Russian-speaking émigré artists at Taksim Military Barracks was the first major exhibition organised by the Union of Russian Painters in Constantinople.
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The Union existed for less than two years but in that short space of time a tremendous amount of work was done by its members, refugees from the Russian Empire.
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Nikolai Becker worked tirelessly in Turkey for three years. He created at least 168 portraits of men and women (among them admirals and their families, commanders-in-chief, diplomats, etc.).
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Vasilieff was not only one of the Union of Russian Painters in Istanbul’s leaders, but he is also remembered for his stage settings and costumes for the ballet Scheherazade at the Theatre des Petits Champs.
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Bobritsky worked at the Theatre des Petits Champs, where he successfully dealt with stage designs and costumes, at the same time he participated in the Union of Russian Painters in Constantinople.
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