IVAN I. GARIKOW (GARIKOV)
On June 12, 1918, located in the county of Krasnodar in the village of Belaya Glina in the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union, Ivan Ivanovitch Garikow was born. He was the fourth child of six (five brothers and one sister) born to Anna (nee-Tschaiczkina) and Ivan Garikow.
World War I had ended, but a civil war continued to rage throughout Russia. During the purges and reprisals that characterized Joseph Stalin's rise to power, Garikow attended elementary school and his family lived a relatively peaceful, if impoverished life, on a horse ranch.
Ivan's artistic ability was recognized early; as a child he was sent to painter's school. At age eight
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