Known as a self-taught artist, Tretchikoff’s artistic repertoire spanned realistic figures, captivating portraits, and vibrant still lifes. Influenced profoundly by his formative years in Manchuria, his art predominantly drew inspiration from Malaysian and Chinese subjects. As well as the South African People he encountered while living in Cape Town. This rich cultural backdrop imprinted a distinctive mark on his diverse body of work.
Often hailed as the “The People’s Painter,” Tretchikoff stands as a paragon of commercial success in the art world. His acclaim soared, marking him as one of history’s most prosperous artists. Notably, his masterpiece, ‘Chinese Girl,’ remains an unrivaled sensation, ranking among the best-selling art prints in history. This iconic creation continues to resonate across generations, etching its place in the annals of artistic brilliance.