• Pavel Tchelitchew. The Man with the Rose Garland Tattoo

    7 monthes ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

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    Pavel Tchelitchew was a Russian born surrealist painter, designer, a friend of both Gertrude Stein and Edith Sitwell and someone whose intricate paintings have gone out of style. I seem to remember that Edith had had huge crush on him and he played with her affections but being gay, could not and would not return her affection.
    "Sitwell never married, but in 1927 she allegedly fell in love with the gay Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew. The relationship lasted until 1928, the same year that Rootham underwent operations for cancer ."
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