The personal exhibition of Nikolai Ivanovich Feshin (1881-1955), one of the brightest artists of the first half of the twentieth century, was a continuation of the collaboration between the State Tretyakov Gallery and the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Kazan houses the largest collection of the artist's works (painting, graphics, sculpture), created mainly before his emigration to the United States in 1923. During the period of in-depth searches for the national originality of art in Feshin's work, the artistic and plastic tasks of the era were especially acutely realized, as well as new themes related to the life of a multinational country were opened. For the first time, the author's picturesque masterpieces were brought to Moscow - large-scale canvases "Pouring" (1911) and "Slaughterhouse" (1919). Numerous masterfully executed portraits will demonstrate the highest skill of the painter.