Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Portrait by Nicolai Fechin

Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955), born in Russia and ended his years in the southwestern USA. Beneath the eye-catching brush texture is a solid understanding of form.

Fechin's father was a woodcarver, and he himself turned to sculpting at the end of the day when there wasn't enough light for painting.
Nicolai Fechin on Wikipedia


Marc Tellier said...

Phenomenal talent !

Thanks for sharing this, too bad there is no book on this artist.

Seeing his work, I can see a ressemblance of his work and Harley Brown's, which I remember for his "Eternal truth for every artist" book.
It was the first time I discovered concepts of soft/hard edges, center of attention, value composition and grouping.

Quite a revelation at the time. :)

Loretta said...

Crazy about this portrait.

There is a book by Mary Balcomb.

Loretta said...

Crazy about this portrait, love it!

There is actually a book by Mary Balcomb.

Matt Stewart said...
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Matt Stewart said...

we studied him in our anatomy classes, I love his charcoal portraits.

Marc Tellier said...

Thanks Loretta, I didn't saw this one.
Still his work warrants a new edition!