И. С. Пакидов
igor Sergeevich Pakidoff (1906–1998)
Игорь Сергеевич ПАКИДОВ (1906–1998). Русский текст – внизу страницы ⬇
Born on August 15, 1906, in Moscow; died in 1998 in Tallinn. First wife – Lydia Mikhailovna Puzanova, b. 1909 in Riga; divorced in 1945. Daughter Olga (1930–1988), b. in Shanghai; son Oleg, b. 1934 in Shanghai. Second wife – Chow Tesi (?), m. 1946. Daughter Lingling, b. 1946.
Having lost his parents due to the First World War and Bolshevik Revolution, Igor Pakidoff joined the Cadet Corps, which in 1920 moved from Vladivostok to Shanghai. In 1923–1928 he tried a variety of occupations in Shanghai and Hong Kong (sailor, mechanic, cartoonist) until he turned to sculpture and art.
In 1930, he joined Elliott Hazzard as a Draughtsman. During his time with the firm, it created a number of large projects, including Strand Cinema and Hotel (1930), Shanghai Power Co. (1931), Brookside Apartments (1931), Lieu Ong Kee Building (1931), Foreign YMCA (1932), Wing-On Department Store Annex (1933) and Haig Court (1933), among others.
Simultaneously with his work, in 1933–1937, Pakidoff attended a correspondence course in architecture, but could not afford to graduate and obtain the diploma. This did not prevent him from being hired as Assistant Architect by a British construction firm in 1937, where after some time he was promoted to Architect. Pakidoff mentioned working on the construction of “a number of tall buildings” and also winning two competitions for the construction of high-rises. In 1941 he joined the Shanghai Municipal Council as a property assessor and tax inspector, but the Japanese occupation resulted in job cuts, and he had to earn his living by painting portraits and landscapes and making artisanal toys. After the end of the Pacific war, he got the job of the building intendant with the Americans.
In 1946, Pakidoff joined Spence, Robinson and Partners as Architect. He worked on numerous constructions in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where the firm had a branch office. Pakidoff stayed with the firm even after its nationalization by the Communist government, working under the Chinese management until 1954.
Pakidoff applied for the Soviet citizenship in 1936. He petitioned the Soviet Consulate for repatriation, but his application was refused multiple times because he had no residence in the USSR. He was an active member of the Soviet Citizens’ Club and the Society for the Soviet Architects, Engineers and Artists. He repatriated to the USSR in 1954 and settled in Kostanay, Kazakhstan. His first wife Lydia and daughter had left for the USA in 1947, where Lydia married David A. Hernandez on July 1, 1947. His son Oleg Pakidov (1934–2020) was allowed to repatriate to the USSR in 1946; he was placed in a orphanage in Vladivostok. He became an architect and rose to leading positions in the industry in the Russian Far East.
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