London: Collins, 1973. Octavo. Item #025595
283 pages. While fine art critics refer to his work as "kitsch" he was honored in South Africa where his exhibits were viewed with delight. Born in pre-revolutionary Russia, raised in Manchuria, escaped after the Japanese attacked in 1939 through the Java Sea, settling in Cape Town after the war. His exhibitions drew over two million people though the critics considered his work commercial. This book tells his story in a way that reads like a detective thriller. Bound in gray paper covered boards, spine lettering silver, pictorial endpapers, in pictorial dust jacket.