Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

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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.

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June Silent Auction!

1948Anatoliy Sergeyevich Glinov, "Children's Playground in Sidnev"
20" x 27" 1969, unframed, Oil on Board
Estimated at $3,500 to $4,500, Current Bid $1,000 by M. Hansen

There may be no better way to start a collection of Russian Art than to follow our monthly no reserve no minimum auctions. Every month we select a great painting and let you, our friends, go for it Sometimes the painting sells above the estimated price, but often times it goes far below. This is a fun way to keep up with what is new at the gallery, put a little excitement to your life, and at the same time add to your Russian art collection!

Congratulations to B. Boykin who placed the winning bid of $2,500 for May's silent auction, a beautiful landscape, "Street in Yalta", by Yevegeny Vasilievich Chuikov, estimated at $4,500- $5,500.

As our June silent auction choice, we are pleased to present a great Russian Impressionist painting by a remarkable artist, "At the Children's Playground in Sidnev", by Anatoliy Sergeyevich, estimated at $3,500- $4,500.

Even if you don't normally read the artist bio's, make this month an exception! The story of Anatoliy Sergeyevich Glinov is remarkable. He embodies everything great about the spirit of the Russian people. His wisdom, strength and unbounded artistic talent come through his hopeful work.

In this landscape of a simple Russian playground, Glinov beautifully paints a very ordinary scene. In the painting, Glinov's appreciation of life and the joy he receives from it's singular moments comes shinning through on the canvas.

Please, e-mail bids only to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and make sure you receive confirmation of your bid. .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.

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids in May's auction. This is an exceptional opportunity to add a beautiful work by a highly acclaimed artist to your collection.
"Children's Playground" is estimated at $3,5,00 to $4,500, the current high bid is just $1,000! The next bid is $1,2500, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.

Bids will be taken via telephone, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Monday July 1st. At the end of the auction the high bid wins! Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.


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Anatoli Sergeyevich Glinov, 1916- 1997, (translated from the original Russian)

Glinov was born into the family of peasants in the village of Novopavlovka, Mezhervsky district, Dnepropetrovsk region in 1916. Thirst for knowledge led him to the Dnepropetrvsk arts secondary school which he finished in 1938 and after graduation he entered the Kiev Art Institute. The Great Patriotic war, however, interrupted his studies at the Institute and broke the artist's creative plans.

His soldier's lot was a hard one. Anatoli Glinov had to pass through many terrible ordeals of the war. He was taken prisoner and sent to the "Shtalag-326" concentration camp, Shtuckenbrock.

Everything he had to go through at the concentration camp formed the basis of his drawings executed in captivity and after the liberation. The drawings "On the Plank Bed," "In the Barrack," "A War-Prisoner's Day Ration" and others commemorate on canvas inhuman life conditions of the prisoners. These sketches were made use of for the popular science film "Flowers for Shtuckenbrock," produced by the "Tsentrnauchfilm" Studio, and for the book "Art Born in Battles" by M. Peckarsky. The sketches were exhibited at the museum for patriotic education of teenagers, organized at Moscow School No. 863.


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Russian & Soviet Impressionism
Russia's Rich Cultural Heritage

impressionism-homeRussia'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.

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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!



Mailing Address: 54 B Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Tel: 801.755.7072
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Hours: By appointment or 6- 9 pm for Gallery Stroll (the third Friday of every month)


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Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery
444 Main Street
Park City, Utah 84060
Tel: 435-658-1691