5 Words You Need in Your Art Vocabulary

5 Words You Need in Your Art Vocabulary The world of art can be dense and filled with some crazy outlandish words that are hard to understand. At Kiechel Fine Art,  we have picked out key terms that are relevant to our represented artists and a must know when it comes to art. MOTIF In … Continue reading

Dan Howard’s Tribute to Husker Football

Although born and raised in Iowa, Dan Howard’s passion and dedication to Nebraska football has defined his 42 years of living in Lincoln. In 2016, Howard memorialized his passion for the Huskers with two paintings in tribute to Tom Osborn and the 1997 National Champion team. Titled Tribute to T.O.: I (A Crucial Win) and Tribute to T.O.: … Continue reading

Thomas Hart Benton & the Navy: A Spotlight into Benton’s Naval History

Thomas Hart Benton used family influence to get a position in the Navy in 1918 to help avoid being drafted in the infantry, which helped him solidify a position safely off of the battlefield. Benton was assigned to the naval base in Norfolk, Virginia where he began to make drawings of boats and construction projects … Continue reading

Keith Jacobshagen: Landscapes Solo Exhibition

“I’m a Midwesterner who has stayed put to make sense of where I live. My interest in the land is crystallized in my paintings about it.” – Keith Jacobshagen

Recent acquisitions by John Sloan, Robert Henri, Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Romare Bearden

During the winter of 1892, John Sloan was working as an illustrator for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He began taking even classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It was during this time that he met Robert Henri. Henri became a mentor to Sloan, and they remained lifelong friends. Above left: John Sloan, Robert … Continue reading

Hal Holoun exhibition

“I walked out to see the clouds forming in the east. When I saw the first flash of light, it was beyond words….I saw the act of creation; I confronted the source.” -Hal Holoun This experience by Hal Holoun has generated a new series of work that captures the dynamic interplay between light, sky and … Continue reading

Karen Kunc on the woodblock process

Karen Kunc was kind enough to let me come out to her studio last month. The UNL print professor talked about her new series of work, on display in “Layers and Lines” through May 4th. She gave a quick demonstration of the woodblock process (check it out below) and let me nose around her studio … Continue reading

“Three Rivers South: A Story of Young Abe Lincoln”

Benton, Young Abe Lincoln

Our blog dedicated to artist Thomas Hart Benton has published a post in honor of President’s Day. Included are images of Benton’s illustrations for Three River’s South: A Story of Young Abe Lincoln. The book follows Lincoln through his adventurous youth, long before he was president of the United States. The book offers this intriguing … Continue reading

Rockwell Kent & “Variations on Modernism”

Rockwell Kent, Greenland (Spring)

Among the first generation of American Modernist painters, Rockwell Kent’s work was strongly marked by his background as an architect and his plein air training. Through his work, he sought to give a creative response to the natural world that so captivated his imagination. Greenland (Spring) reflects this desire: monumental renderings of sky, mountains, and … Continue reading

Preview of Steven DeLair’s “Variations & Contrasts”

Steven DeLair: Variations & Contrasts January 30 – March 9 Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6-8 p.m. View the show online.