Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin Russian, American, 1881 to 1955, charcoal painting on textured paper, Balinese Girl. Signed with initials lower left. Framed. Additionally inscribed and titled on the backside. Nikolai Ivanovich Fechin is a Russian and American artist, painter, graphic artist, sculptor, carver, representative of impressionism and modernity. Born in Russia in Kazan on the banks of the Volga River, Nicolai Fechin became one of Americas foremost ethnic portrait painters during the early 20th century. One of a kind artwork.