Aaron Holz: CANNONBALL

October 23, 2018 – November 30, 2018 Cannonball is Aaron Holz’s third solo exhibition at Kiechel Fine Art. The work uses the landscape and events surrounding Wounded Knee and Standing Rock as its inspiration and departure.  The paintings do not serve as illustration for what transpired at each location, but use these places as a reference … Continue reading

Chad M. Olsen: What’s Nebraska like, babe?

“There is a place that has a feeling that is personal to me. I wish I could take her to this place, but she is no longer in my life. The best I can do is to show her that place and my feelings through these paintings. What is important is the act of painting, … Continue reading

Fine Art: the Gift for Any Occasion

Giving artwork as a gift not only signals how much thought was put into choosing an appropriate and tasteful piece, but it also speaks to the recipient’s style. Kiechel Fine Art offers a variety of work from 19th and 20th century American prints and paintings to contemporary prints, paintings, and sculptures that can accommodate all … Continue reading

John Steuart Curry: A Regionalist Perspective

JOHN STEUART CURRY (1897-1946) Together we stood for an art whose forms and meanings would have direct and easily comprehended relevance to the American culture of which we were by blood and daily life a part. – Thomas Hart Benton John Steuart Curry was born in Dunavant, Kansas, and, after training at the Chicago Art … Continue reading

An Open Letter to NU & the Nebraska State Legislature | Kiechel Fine Art

NU Announces $9.2M in ‘Phase One’ Cuts; Includes Faculty, Academic and Athletic Programs The cuts include consolidating or eliminating several undergraduate and graduate programs, shuttering certain research and extension offices, and terminating some students services and athletic teams, according to proposals from the system’s three chancellors. Continue Reading to View Full Article Published by the Lincoln Journal … Continue reading

Currently on View: Two Fascinating Portraits by Paul Swan

Paul Swan (1884 – 1972) was once one of the most celebrated and eccentric artists of his time but has since been forgotten. Acclaimed as “America’s Leonardo” and dubbed “the most beautiful man in the world”, Swan based his artistic aspirations on Oscar Wilde’s dictum of art for art’s sake. His multi-faceted career included painting, … Continue reading

Thomas Hart Benton’s daughter, Jessie Benton, Responds to Mural Controversy at Indiana University

‘My Father Painted the Truth’ by Jessie Benton This guest column was submitted by Jessie Benton of Los Angeles, the daughter of artist Thomas Hart Benton. [provided by the Herald Times Online] I am coming late to the discussion of the Benton murals at Indiana Universityand the desired removal of one of its panels. It … Continue reading

The Last Hurrah: New Paintings & Drawings by Dan Howard

    Friday, October 20, 2017 was Dan Howard’s opening reception for his solo exhibition, “The Last Hurrah: New Paintings & Drawings by Dan Howard.” The evening included a brief conversation with Buck Kiechel and Dan Howard. As Dan has stated in his artist statement, this exhibition will be his last major exhibition of new … Continue reading

Thomas Hart Benton: What You Might Not Know About the Artist

Thomas Hart Benton was a pivotal Regionalist artist – this fact most of us know. Benton was a painter known mainly for his mural work, and the historical take on the everyday in the context of the history of America at that time. Island Hay, Thomas Hart Benton, 1945, Lithograph, 9.75 x 12.50 inches, contact … Continue reading

Roger Medearis: The Evolution of an Artist

The life and artistic career of Roger Medearis speaks to his ability to adapt to his environment while simultaneously continuing to develop and pursue a unique style. Born in Fayette, Missouri on March 6, 1920, Medearis found artistic inspiration in even the most unlikely environments. Living in several small towns around Missouri and Oklahoma did … Continue reading