Nicolai Fechin's Portraits from Life

By David C. Hunt



About the author:

David C. Hunt is Director and Curator of the Stark Museum of Art. He was previously Curator of Art at the Joslyn Art Museum, Director of the Missoula Museum of Arts, Curator of Art at the Gilcrease Museum, and the author of books, exhibition catalogues and articles concerning Western art. He is the co-author of The Art of the Old West: From the Collection of the Gilcrease Institute; Karl Bodmer's Studio Art: The Newberry Library Bodmer Collection, and Views of a Vanishing Frontier. He is author of Guide to Oklahoma Museums; The Lithographs of Charles Banks Wilson, and Legacy of the West.


Resource Library editor's note:

The exhibition Nicolai Fechin's Portraits from Life was held at the Stark Museum of Art in 2004. This essay was written in conjunction with the exhibition and was previously published in American Art Review, Volume XVI, Number 2, March-April 2004, p. 122-129.

For more on New Mexico art history, see articles and essays including Women Artist Pioneers of New Mexico, an article by Dottie Indyke; The Pictoral Record of the Old West: the Beginning of the Taos School of Art, an essay by Robert Taft; Painters in Taos, New Mexico Prior to 1940; Taos Society of Artists, an article by Sarah Beserra; "New Deal" Art in New Mexico, an article by Kathryn Flynn; How the Santa Fe Art Colony Began, an article by Suzanne Deats.

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