Discovering 20th Century Russian Masters: Nicolai Fechin

Nicolai Fechin, a Russian-born impressionist painter who spent half his career in the United States, will be featured at the Museum of Russian Art as part of its "Discovering 20th Century Russian Masters" series. Of the 35 works by Fechin, many will be showcased for the first time in Minnesota, on loan from American museums as well as private collectors in the United States and Russia. The exhibition arrives after being on display at the Tretyakov Gallery in Russia. Born in 1881, Fechin immigrated to the United States in 1923, settling in New York City before moving to Taos, New Mexico, where he became part of an artist colony. According to Lana Gendlin Brooks, director of external relations for the museum, much of the work shown will be studies and portraits, including one of his daughter, Eya, and a whole series of nudes. The exhibit also features a portrait of the ballerina Vera Fokina. 5500 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.821.9045. Through January 20, 2013
Aug. 25-Jan. 20, 2012

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