Development of the Russian School of Art in the context of emigration to China in the first half of the 20th century

  • Tatiana Lebedeva (Author)

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According to data from various sources about 130 Russian emigrants worked professionally in the sphere of the fine arts in China during 1920-1948. Two main centres were the focal point of the Russian artists: Harbin and Shanghai. (Some Russian artists also lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, Tianjin, but in these Chinese cities the activity of the Russian diaspora wasn’t so widespread). About half of the Russian artist-emigres living in China received a standard education in art. Twenty-five people studied in the best schools of Russia.