FILATOV ART FUND COLLABORATES WITH SEATTLE MUSEUM TO SHOW FECHIN COLLECTION
04 Feb 13
The Filatov Family Art Fund is collaborating with the Frye Art Museum in Seattle on an exhibition of the artwork of Nicolai Fechin which will showcase the depth and breadth of talent of this unique Russian émigré painter. The exhibition will incorporate 60 paintings and drawings from the artist’s early career through to his time in Taos and California and includes a number of paintings contributed by the Fund. This is the first major overview of Fechin’s work at the Frye Art Museum since 1976 and provides a rare opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of the artist.
The paintings provided from the Filatov Family Art Fund collection will be The 'Friends', Portrait of the artist’s Wife, Beaver Dam, Daises and The Nude. The Fund, founded by infrastructure investor Andrey Filatov, collects Russian paintings, drawings and sculptures mainly from the Socialist Realism period dating from 1917 to 1991. The fund aims to promote awareness and appreciation for this art movement through exhibitions, lending to international museums, private art galleries and other public exhibits, as well as through the publication of books and catalogues on key artists and artefacts.