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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February Silent Auction

2680wAleksander Pavlovich Sukhov, "Spring, Last Ice on the River"
30" x 22", 1955, Oil on Board
Estimate $4,000 to $5,000- framed, Current Bid $1,750 by G. Grayson

As our February silent auction selection, we are pleased to present this wonderful landscape, "Spring, Last Ice on the River", by Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov, estimated at $4,000- $5,000.

The owners of the McCarthey Gallery met with Alexander Pavlovich several times in his studio in the outskirts of Moscow. He was a humble and kind man who kept a large inventory of paintings at his studio. Over the course of his long career, weekdays for Sukhov were spent officially painting for the "State". However, his nights and week-ends were filled with painting that kept his soul happy. It was these personal paintings that filled his studio as during the Soviet time it was difficult, if not impossible, to sell art independent of the government. Over the years this allowed Alexander Pavovich to build up a great inventory of passionate work. It is this weekend painting which nourished his artistic spirit and produced this month's auction piece "Spring, Last Ice on the River".

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. This is an exceptional opportunity to add a beautiful work by a noted artist to your collection. Estimated at $4,000 to $5,000, the current high bid is just $1,750! The next bid is $2,000, 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, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Tuesday, February 28th. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

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Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov, 1921- 1991

Sukhov was born in the town of Kasimov (Ryazan Region) in 1921. He lived and worked in Moscow since 1939. He was a member of Moscow Union of Artists and graduated from the Artistic College named after the Memory of the 9th of January in Moscow. Since 1953, he has been participating in the City, Republican, zonal and All-Union Art Exhibitions. In 1941-1945, he fought in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).

As for his creative activity, the artist continued the traditions of the Russian realistic school. He successfully combined artistic touches of the academician art with free plein aire painting. Sukhov painted in various genres, such as complicated multi-figure genre compositions, official and chamber portraits, urban and his favorite rural landscapes. For many years, the artist made trips to gather material for his creative work. He visited different regions of Russia, such as Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Kostroma Regions, as well as Siberia and the Ural.

The paintings of Aleksandr Sukhov are in the collection of many regional museums of Russia, as well as being included in a number of private art collections both in Russia and abroad.

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Featured Works from the Treasure Chest!

6722Vladimir A. Vasin, "Moscow View", 9" x 14", 1970, Oil on Board, $780

1214Alexander V. Kushnirenko, "Spring Day"
12" x 26", 1961, Oil on Board $900 unframed

9829Margarita Kolobova, "Perast-Light Day"
17" x 25", 2012, Oil on Canvas, $780 framed 

 9972N2500Victor K. Gaiduk, "Spring Colors"
19" x 27", 1970's, Oil on Board, $550 unframed

 9950Pavel Y. Eremenko, "Fields"
15" x 19", 1970's, Oil on Board, $300 unframed

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!

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230 South 500 West #225, Salt Lake City, UT 84101,
Mailing Address: 54 B Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
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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
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