Эммануил Моисеевич Гран
A stateless Russian Jew exiled in Shanghai, Emmanuel Gran rose to become the most accomplished and the most prolific of the diaspora architects. His projects included dozens of public and commercial buildings, apartments and villas in Shanghai and elsewhere in China; close to twenty of them still stand in downtown Shanghai.
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Knyazeva, Katya. “Building Russian Shanghai: the Architectural Legacy of the Diaspora.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society China, vol. 80, 2020.
Pushkin Days Committee. Pushkinskie dni v Shanhae 1837–1937 (Pushkin Centenary 1837–1937). Shanghai, 1937.
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China (1921–1949); New York, USA (1949–1969)
7 Samarkand Apartments, 1986 Avenue Joffre, French Concession (now Huaihai Lu, Xuhui Qu) (residence); Russian Engineering Society, Medhurst Apartments, 934 Bubbling Well Road, International Settlement (now Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing‘an Qu); Ashkenazi Synagogue, 102 Route Tenant de la Tour, French Concession (now Xiangyang Nan Lu, Xuhui Xu) (one of the projects); Pushkin’s monument, Route Pichon, French Concession (now Fenyang Lu, Xuhui Qu) (one of the projects), Shanghai
Mikhail Kichigin was Shanghai’s preeminent émigré artist in the 1930s and 1940s. He travelled extensively around China and Eastern Asia, exhibiting his work and conducting visual studies. A versatile professional and a respected art instructor, he influenced a number of young artists from the Russian diaspora.
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Victor Podgoursky spent more than twenty-five years in Shanghai, working as an artist, teacher and designer. As a long-standing member of the Shanghai Art Club, he acted as the resident art critic and an instructor in life drawing and painting for the members.
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