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Nicolai Fechin


Kazan, Russia

Born in the village of Kazan, Russia, the son of Ivan Alexandrovitch Fechin, an accomplished woodcarver, icon maker and gilder. The Art School of Kazan, a branch of the celebrated Imperial Academy of Art of St. Petersburg had just opened and the promising young youth received a six year scholarship. His work appeared in America for the first time at the International Exhibit of the Camegie Institute in Pittsburgh. In both Western Europe and America, he was greeted with instant acclaim. Among such distinguished contemporaries as Claude Monet, Pisarro, Gaston Latouche, Sisley and John Sargent, he won his first prizes and medals. He was called a "Moujik in art", the "Tartar painter." Hardships following the Bolshevik Revolution eventually led Fechin to take his wife Alexandra and daughter Eya to the United States in 1923. The family first settled in New York but not for long. He moved his family to Taos, where a small community of artists also made their home. He purchased a house in the middle of seven acres adjoining the Indian reservation. His father's influence took over as Fechin spent the next several years handcrafting every viga, corbel, lintel and swinging door and niche for icons. Today the home itself remains a work of architectural art and is the base for the Taos Art Museum.

 


Nicolai Fechin "Leshoi"
Nicolai Fechin "Leshoi"