Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fechin / Gaspar Exhibit in Orange, TX

This post submitted by Dallas member, Beth VanDeventer:
The Secret is Out: Fechin / Gaspar Exhibit in Orange TX
...It might be a long drive, but the inspiration is well worth it
I encourage student and professional portrait painters to consider investing in the cost of a couple of tanks of gas to visit the Stark Museum in Orange Texas to view a unique collection of Nicoli Fechin artwork. Tucked away in the remote town of Orange, a stone throw's away from the Louisiana border is a well kept secret. The exhibit titled "From Russia: Fechin and Gaspard in the Southwest" features at least 57 works of the famed Russian, including oil paintings, drawings and sculptures.  The exhibit also features the artist's work box, brushes and several sculpting tools donated from the artist's daughter Eva.  The collection includes 21 phenomenal portraits (in oil) along with 5 completed head studies, including an outstanding drawing of his father.  

"Head of Young Girl"
(Sculpture) in Pine
The Stark Museum offers free admission and free parking.  The day I went there were only a few visitors with a friendly guard who shared with me that guided tours are available if you call ahead.  The museum hours are 10 to 5 daily, Tuesday through Saturday.  This exhibition will be open through June 2, 2012.  Visitors may take photos of artwork, however no flash photography or tripods are allowed.  
"Fechin's Father" (Drawing)
Note: Curator's note indicates
the frame was made by the artist
 Link to Stark Website:

"Nikki Rupert"


"Red Headed Girl"

"Little Girl"

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