The Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery is one of the foremost dealers in the United States dealing with Russian Impressionistic art. The Gallery maintains an extensive inventory of collectible works by Russia's most respected artists during the period of 1930 to 1980. The Gallery carefully selects paintings that are historically significant, original in composition, interesting in form and beautiful in their depiction of the human spirit. We have been working in Russia for many years and have developed close personal relationships with many of the artists and their families. Together with our associated gallery in Russia, Dacha Art, and our Russian partners, we maintain extremely close ties with the arts community in Russia and the former Soviet republics. In addition to our Russian specialization, the TKM Gallery is proud to work with talented artists from other countries who have the spirit of the Russian art.
Victor K. Gaiduk, "Summer Shades" 19" x 31", 1970's, Oil on Board, Framed
Victor K. Gaiduk, "Landscape" 15'' x 23'', 1970's, Oil on Board, Unframed Estimate for both works, $3,000- $4,000 Current Bid, $2,250 R. Hatch
Congratulation to B.B. Baldrige who placed the winning bid of just $1,500 for June's silent auction piece "In The Canoe" by Nikolai N. Galakhov, Estimate $3,000- $4,000.
For this month's Silent Auction --we have decided to not split up a couple! For this month's auction we have selected not one but TWO great works by the renowned Ukrainian artist, Victor Kirillovich Gaiduk. We feel that the two works are so perfect together that they should be auctioned together.
Remember, when placing your bid--it is for both paintings which are estimated at $3,000 to $4,000, with a current high bid of just $2,250! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to add TWO great works by a distinguished artist to your collection.
The next bid is $2,500, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until the auction ends at 7:00 pm, Sunday July 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site. Note that you may place a maximum bid and the Gallery will bid on your behalf up to your maximum. By placing a maximum bid you will be assured you are not out bid at the last minute.
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Here is a review from a Soviet gazette of the work of Victor Kirillovich Gaiduk:
"Only a small minority of Soviet landscape painters put the emphasis on what they felt rather than on what they saw, and even fewer committed themselves to striking a balance between emotion and observation. Among the latter was the Ukrainian Victor Kirillovich Gaiduk, a painter of large, bold, highly subjective landscapes that were painted in the field and that always represented a particular place and time.
And passionate it is, what with his swirling, low-lying horizons, and hearty daubs of paint that become trees, hills, buildings, and forests if viewed from the proper distance. The result, depending on one's point of view, is art that is visionary, ecstatic, ominous, highly romantic - or even a combination of all the above.
Gaiduk's work is not is dull nor like everyone else's. Even someone wishing to criticize his work has to admit that it is totally unique. And why shouldn't it be? It comes from deep within him, reflects his own profoundly Ukrainian personal view of life and the world around him, and was brought into being only after years of dedication and hard work.
Victor Kirillovich Gaiduk, 1926-1992
Born in Zaporozhye, Ukraine in 1926. He trained at the Zaporozhye association of artists in the studios of the famous Ukrainian artists G. and B. Kolosovsky between 1951 to 1957.
Active in Zaporozhye, Ukraine,.Gaiduk began exhibiting in 1953. Gaiduk was a member of the National Union of artists.
Victor Kirillovich Gaiduk is listed in "A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Paintings 1900-1980" by Matthew Cullerne Bown (page 92).
Gaiduik's works are included in major national museums, the Zaporizhzhya Regional Art Museum, in numerous galleries and private collections in Ukraine, Russia and worldwide.
Good News! We are now fully settled into our new Gallery and Warehouse in downtown Salt Lake City and are ready to show you some great Russian Impressionist art. The majority of the works in the new Gallery have never been exhibited before!
Hours: By appoinment or 6- 9 pm for Gallery Stroll (the third Friday of every month)
Russian & Soviet Impressionism Russia's Rich Cultural Heritage
Russia's rich cultural heritage represents the best of human creativity. Its literature, music, visual and performing arts and architecture are among the most profound, compelling and beautiful expressions of the human spirit.
Much of this rich heritage is well known in the United States, such as the writing of Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky, the music of Peter Tchaikovsky, Serge Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky, the painting of Ilya Repin and Vassily Kadinsky, the architecture of the Kremlin and State Hermitage Museum and the dance of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Less well known in this tradition of creativity is the painting of the Russian Impressionist period, lasting from approximately 1930 to 1980. Russian Impressionism made an important contribution to the cultural heritage of Russia, but until recently, little has been known of its beauty and quality and its leading artists because of Soviet isolationism. During this period much of the cultural life in the Communist Soviet Union was denied Western exposure. The demise of Communism, the lifting of the Iron Curtain and the movement towards freedom and democracy of the newly formed Commonwealth of Independent States has allowed the world the opportunity to experience a unique and important historical past through the art work.
It is now being collected and recognized by art historians, museum directors, curators and collectors as some of the best art produced in the twentieth century.
"Soviet Impressionism"- Vern G. Swanson
From a unique set of circumstances that would be impossible to duplicate, Soviet Art from 1930 to 1980 was the 20th century's major realist school of painting. It powerfully expresses itself with a simple clarity of pictorial language, consummate adeptness and truthful portrayal of life. The Soviet artist acted as a willing collaborator with and portrayer of the aspirations of society. This contrasted with Western models where artists were typically alienated from their community. Acceptance will come, using the Soviet phrase, because it is "historically inevitable". It is already to a certain extent here with the pictures from the period increasingly passing through the sale rooms of Europe and North America. This book should give wider understanding of this underrated but artistically exciting movement in Soviet art.