Now a lot is written about V. S. Podgursky has, I'll be brief. Podgursky Victor Stepanovich 1893 - 1969 was Born in the village of Ket, Narym edge. The grandson of a Polish nobleman who was exiled to Siberia for participation in the Polish Vosstaniye 1863 As a child he lived in Vladivostok. He entered and studied at the Moscow school of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (MUZHVZ). Studied with Arkhipov and Vasnetsov. In 1918 - 1920 he emigrated to China. Where he led an active artistic life, studied the old architecture, everyday life, national culture and traditions. He was a member of the Shanghai Art club, taught drawing, painting, plastic anatomy. Collaborated with the Shanghai architects for design of buildings. In 1925 the Museum of Genoa bought 4 of his work. Participated in exhibitions of Russian artists, exhibitions of the Art club, Association of artists "Atelier". In 1926 he held his personal exhibition where most of his works were sold.Was one of the founders of the first monument to Pushkin in Shanghai. In 1935 he went to Italy, where he studied the technique of the mosaic. And later they were made custom mosaic work for the Shanghai Bank in Hong Kong. In 1947 he returned to the Soviet Union. Taught at the Kazan art school. Soon his son Valery was arrested, as many sources of grief since his wife died IT's NOT TRUE! Valery Podgursky was sentenced to 25 years, after 5 years, he was pardoned and rehabilitated soon. And then in Tashkent married, he worked as chief artist of the Uzbek Television and Radio. It came and the father and mother. Viktor Stepanovich even have two portraits of his two eldest granddaughters. In Tashkent, V. S., Podgursky was one of the founders of the Theatrical Art Institute, taught for a long time there painting and drawing. His work is scattered around the world. Died Viktor Podgursky in 1969 in Tashkent, having neither Merited titles, no honors. Buried at the Russian cemetery Darabad.