Victor Stepanovich PODGOURSKY 1893 — 1969
Віктор Степанович ПОДГУРСЬКИЙ • Виктор Степанович ПОДГУРСКИЙ
Victor Podgoursky imegrated to China in 1920 and settled in Shanghai. He painted everyday scenes of Chinese life and nature. In 1925 the Museum of Genoa purchased four of his oil paintings from the cycle ‘Types of Chinese Peasants.’ In 1926, in French town college of Shanghai, he held a personal exhibition of his works, most of which were subsequently sold. He also regularly participated in the exhibition of Russian expatriate artists living in China. In the 1930s, Shanghai became the one-of-a-kind centre of Russian artistic emigration. Podgoursky witnessed a founding of the Russian Dramatic Theatre and later in 1936, the Russian Ballet School. The Shanghai Municipal Orchestra and the Opera group were primarily staffed with Russian emigrants.