This exquisite exhibition includes a premier assemblage of Nicolai Fechin's incomparable pencil and charcoal drawings, as well as a selection of his vivacious paintings and handcrafted furniture.
Fechin's paintings and drawings clearly demonstrate his classical academic training; however, it’s the manner in which he combines this skillful mastery with energetic use of line, color and texture to define form which sets his work apart from that of other artists. Moreover, he has an uncanny ability to capture not just the figure, but also the unique humanity present in each of his subjects.
Each artist approaches the canvas in an entirely unique manner; their individual interpretation is as unique as a fingerprint. Renowned artist Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955) was no exception. His exuberant yet precise use of line and color to define form has captivated viewers for over a century. Set in the context of the exquisite home Fechin crafted by hand, and primarily featuring works from private collections not previously exhibited in Taos, this exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to experience Fechin’s world through his keen eye.
Exhibition Support for Through the Eyes of Fechin
Lead support provided by an Anonymous Donor. Major support provided by Nikki and Mark Donner, Ann and Bob Dyer, Mindy and Roger Eiteljorg, and Waterstone Mortgage. Additional support provided by Cindy Atkins, Kitty and Andy Ault, Annie and Bill Brown, Ted Schupbach, and Zaplin Lampert Gallery.
Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is supported in part by generous grants from New Mexico Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.