Feshyn Mykola Ivanovych, 1881 - 1955

A prominent Russian artist, master of painting, graphic and sculpture, representative of Impressionism and Art Nouveau. Born in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. He studied at Kazan Art School (1895 - 1900), then - in St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (the studio of I. Repin), from which he graduated in 1909. He received the 1st award at the competition n...

A prominent Russian artist, master of painting, graphic and sculpture, representative of Impressionism and Art Nouveau. Born in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. He studied at Kazan Art School (1895 - 1900), then - in St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (the studio of I. Repin), from which he graduated in 1909. He received the 1st award at the competition named after A. Kuindzhi (1908), the title of the artist, and the foreign pension (1909). In 1916 he became an academician of painting and a member of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions. He participated in such exhibitions as: the Spring exhibitions in the halls of the Academy of Arts (1908), the Union of the Independent (St. Petersburg, 1912 and 1914), the "Sixteen" Group (1922), the international exhibitions in Munich (1909, where he was awarded a gold medal) and Venice (1914), Munich Secession (1910) and many others. Since 1909 he lived in Kazan and taught in the local art school. He received a proposal to teach in New York and moved to the USA (1923). In 1927 he moved to the city of Taos (New Mexico), where he built his own house-studio and decorated it with "neofolk" carving. At the end of 1930s he traveled to Mexico and Japan, visited the Indonesian island of Java. Later he moved to one of the areas in Los Angeles. In 1981 in his house in Taos M. FeshynХs Institute with the museum and educational center was founded. Skillful master of portrait and full-scale drawing. He fruitfully worked in various genres, leaving a large series of vivid ethnographic sketches, which he often transferred into lithographs. The versatility of the artistХs talent revealed itself also in the works of architecture, sculpture, wood carving, theatrical scenery, pedagogical practice. His works are kept in the collections of the Research Museum in St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh), the Museum of Fine Arts of Tatarstan (Kazan).

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