Welcome to The McCarthey Gallery
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.
March Silent Auction
Congratulations to G. Grayson who placed the winning bid of $2,500 for February's silent auction painting "Spring, Last Ice on the River" by Aleksander P. Sukhov, estimated at $4,000 to $5,000.
For our March silent auction choice, we are pleased to present a beautiful spring landscape, "Apple Tree", by Vladimir V. Filippov, estimated at $3,500-$4,500. Vladimir is one of Russia's most talented up-and-coming artists, and one of the Gallery's favorite painters. He has grown to be one of the most honored landscape artists painting in Russia today.
Filippov was trained, and lives in the renowned Russian art village "Akademicheskaya Dacha" or Academic Dacha, halfway between Moscow and St Petersburg. For more than 130 years, this village has been almost a sacred place to Russian artists. Filippov was introduced to the McCarthey Gallery by the master painter Yuri Kugach (recently deceased at age 97) who was named as one of the top 10 artists of Russia in the twentieth century. Under this tutelage, Filippov has become a respected and sought after Russian artist.
Filippov captures the native Russian countryside with a vivid intimacy attesting to a love of life spent close to the land. The contrasts and vividness of colors in "Apple Tree" shows Filippov's impressive skills and natural talent representing the Russian countryside. The shadow play as a central element in this work accentuates the wonder and beauty of winter the artist so masterfully captures. This painting would make a stunning addition to any collection or a great painting to start your collection.
We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to our Gallery clients to add this beautiful painting to their collection. We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month.
Estimated at $3,500 to $4,500, the current high bid is just $2,000. The next bid is $2,250, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. Remember there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins!
Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Friday March 31st . Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.
Vladimir Viktorovich Filippov, b 1956
Russia has a long tradition of the great master painters giving apprenticeship to the best of the next generation thereby keeping the venerated Russian tradition of realism alive. That is the case between the legendary Russian master painter Yuri Petrovich Kugach and his student, Vladimir Viktorovich Filippov. They lived and worked in the legendary artistic community of Academic Dacha.
About half way between Moscow and St. Petersburg close to Tver, is the small village of "Akademichka" (or in English, "Academic Dacha"). It is about 10 kilometers off the main road, nestled in the Russian forest and graced by the shimmering Lake Mistino. The village has been the spiritual heart of Russian art since the village was founded in 1884. It has been the seasonal home of many of the great Russian artists over the last century and a half. The Academic Dacha initially served as a country refuge for impoverished or ailing artists from the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Overtime, the area increasingly became a favorite with students and professors who came to paint landscapes in the open air. The setting so appealed to artists, that many spent the greater part of their lives there, purchasing small country homes (dachas) nearby. From Repin to Levitan to Kugach and countless other greats, this small village has been painted more and has inspired more great art than any other place in Russia.
Featured Works from the Treasure Chest!
Vladimir A. Vasin, "Moscow View", 9" x 14", 1970, Oil on Board, $780
Alexander V. Kushnirenko, "Spring Day"
Margarita Kolobova, "Perast-Light Day"
Russian & Soviet Impressionism
New Salt Lake City Gallery & Wharehouse
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!
230 South 500 West #225, Salt Lake City, UT 84101,
Hours: By appointment or 6- 9 pm for Gallery Stroll (the third Friday of every month)