Displaced by the October 1917 Revolution, Russian Alia Aivazovsky stored his family reminiscences in drawers in European capitals as he wandered in search of a new home. Settling in London at the beginning of the Second World War, fragments of his notes survived offering a fresh insight into the life of his grandfather, marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky, fêted across Europe.
News report by BBC Russian, World Service
Images by Peter Mould
Funded by Arts Council England and Hastings Borough Council, this show ran through Summer 2017 and is part of our wider programme honouring migration and a healthy multicultural society.
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