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 Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin  (1881 - 1955)

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/California / Russian Federation      Known for: portrait, figure and genre painting, wood carving

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BIOGRAPHY for Nicolai Fechin
1881 (Kazan, Russia)
1955 (Santa Monica, California)

New Mexico/California / Russian Federation

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portrait, figure and genre painting, wood carving

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Taos Pre 1940
Western Painters
Born in Russia in Kazan on the banks of the Volga River, Nicolai Fechin became one of America's foremost ethnic portrait painters during the early 20th century.

He spent his childhood in the Volga Forest and learned wood carving from his father who worked with metals and wood as a craftsman. When he was 13, Fechin enrolled with a scholarship at the Kazan Art School, founded by his grandfather, and six years later, he began study at the Imperial Academy of Art in St. Petersburg. There he w (showing 500 of 20389 characters).

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