The green lady

From Tim at Cultural Snow comes the news that Vladimir Tretchikoff has died. Tretchikoff was hardly a household name but anyone who lived in Britain during the 1970s will have seen his most famous work.

The painting was made in 1950 but, says Wikipedia, it became world famous when it was made into a print in the 60s. According to the obit in The Times, it made him "a millionaire several times over".

In this BBC article, designer Wayne Hemingway compares Tretchikoff to Andy Warhol.

My grandparents had it on their wall when I was a kid in the Seventies. We had no idea what the painting was called or who it was by - we called her the green lady.

Back then, if furniture didn't come in orange, you bought it in brown. That painting really tied the room together.