Nicolai Fechin (Russian-American 1881–1955)
Ballerina Vera Fokina, 1927
From Baylor University’s on-campus art museum; currently on loan to The Museum of Russian Art (TMoRA) in Minneapolis, Minn. through Jan. 20, 2013
Vera Fokina graduated from the St. Petersburg “Imperial School of Ballet” in 1904. In 1905, she married Michel Fokine and became one of his most faithful disciples. They had a son named Vitale.
Fokina achieved her greatest fame in Western Europe where she began her appearance’s in 1908 with the Diaghileff ballet and later in the Maryinsky ballet theater until 1918, when she resigned and moved to New York with her husband Michel Fokine in 1919.