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Artist Nicolai Fechin: From Russia to the American West

 

Written by Louise Fenner

Nicolai Fechin

Nicolai Fechin

Washington, D.C. – Visitors to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City are often surprised to see works by a Russian artist.

But Nicolai Fechin, an artist born in Kazan, Russia, spent significant time in Taos, New Mexico, in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and it was a prolific period for him. “The works we have are of Western themes, mostly from Fechin’s time in Taos,” said the curator of the Oklahoma museum, Anne Morand.

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