Nicolai Fechin was a Russian American Impressionist Painter who could capture a sense of children’s vulnerability. Fechin’s technique and approach made his paintings stand out. He used a palette knife, wonderful colour and whatever he had to, including saliva and his thumb, to achieve just the right effects. Fechin would start with an abstract and bring it back to realism in just a couple areas such as the face and hands, but his compositions were basically abstract. He was best known for his portraits and works featuring Native Americans.
Fechin was born in Russia on 26 November 1881 and died on 5 October 1955 in Santa Monica, California after immigrating to the States in the 1920’s
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Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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a true artist