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

George Catlin: Selected Prints from Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio

George Catlin (1796-1872) George Catlin Spotlight Gallery Exhibition at Kiechel Fine Art: Selected Prints from Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio “ … nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting (the Indians’) country and becoming their historian.” In 1830, armed with nothing but a fist full of paintbrushes, George Catlin … Continue reading

A Profile: Keith Jacobshagen

Happy Birthday to Keith Jacobshagen, one of the top Contemporary artists currently at Kiechel Fine Art. Raised in Wichita, Kansas, Jacobshagen graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas. His work has been received with high acclaim throughout the United States and was featured on … Continue reading

Jenny Kruger | Revisions of Home

Friday, September 1, 2017 Kiechel Fine Art was pleased to present Jenny Kruger’s solo exhibition: Revisions of Home. “Repeating patterns of birds and flowers fill the skies above rolling fields and bright red barns in the paintings of Jenny Kruger. On view in her Kiechel Fine Arts exhibition “Revisions of Home,” the paintings are unquestionably … Continue reading

Thomas Hart Benton & the Indiana Murals: A Debate

Kiechel Fine Art’s response to the controversy: A note from our director: As an art dealer who specializes in Thomas Hart Benton’s works, it is sad to see many of todays younger generation missing the point and simply looking to be offended by the past. In Thomas Hart Benton’s Indiana mural, he attempts to point … 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

John Steuart Curry Work in Exhibition Lineup at OKCMOA

John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was born in Kansas and after training at the Chicago Art Institute, the Kansas City Art Institute and the Paris Academie Julian, major publications such as the Saturday Evening Post gainfully employed his talent for illustration. The circus spectacle that he enjoyed in the rural county fairs inspired him to tour … Continue reading

Keith Jacobshagen: Landscapes Solo Exhibition Talk at Kiechel Fine Art

If you missed Keith Jacobshagen’s solo exhibition Opening Reception at Kiechel Fine Art, view the talk that Keith gave at the gallery on April 14, 2017 here. 

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