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Nikolai Ivanovich Fechin papers, 1923-1984

Feshin, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1881-1955


Collection Information

Size: 22 Items, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Printed material and photographs.
REEL 323: Photographs of Fechin, his family, his paintings, and of Lillian Gish with Feshin and his portrait of her; exhibition catalogs, clippings and two Russian magazines containing articles about him.
REEL 3254: Magazine articles about Fechin from Persimmon Hill, American West and House Beautiful; two exhibition catalogs, Nicolai Fechin Centennial Exhibition, 1981, and Fechin: The Builder by Eya Fechin, 1982; and a membership brochure and a newsletter from the Fechin Institute.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Taos, N.M. Born in Kazan, Russia. He came to the United States in 1923. He lived in Taos from 1927 to 1938.


Material on reel 323 lent for microfilming, 1972, by Mrs. Alexandra Fechin, who subsequently donated 4 photographs and an exhibition catalog. Material on reel 3254 donated by Eya Fechin, Nikolai's daughter, 1984. This material was transferred to the NMAA/NPG Library.

Language Note

Magazines on reel 323 are in Russian.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3254: Portions of the originals were returned to the lender, Mrs. Alexandra Fechin, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 323 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

35mm microfilm reel 3254 available for use through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Nikolai Ivanovich Fechin papers, 1923-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.