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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August Silent Auction!

116-F 2Yevgeni Vasilievich Solovyev, "Summer"
26" x 18", 1960, Oil on Canvas
Estimate $4,000 to $5,000 -framed, Current Bid $3,000 R. Sheakley

Congratulations to R. A. Boykin who placed the winning bid of $1,750 for July's silent auction painting "Village Summer", by Konstantin K. Kalugin, estimated at $3,000- $4,000.

As our August silent auction selection we are pleased to present a wonderful impressionistic landscape, perfect for the end of the season, "Summer", by Yevgeni V. Solovyev, estimated at $4,000- $5,000.

"Summer" is a true gem, reflecting a lyrical interpretation of the Russian countryside and is a beautiful example of Russian Impressionism after the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). This period is considered by many art historians as one of the most romantic periods in the history of Russian Impressionism. After the monstrosity of the war, Russian artists painted the beauty and simplicity of the peaceful Russian countryside as a way to forgot the horrors they had lived through. Never before had there been so many paintings of childhood or poetic scenes of the everyday lives of the Russian people. Solovyev lived through the war and his paintings, especially "Summer", are wonderful examples from this romantic period of Russian Impressionism.

Born and raised in a small village, Solovyev enjoyed an idyllic childhood with his life centered around the outdoors and the beauty of nature. He painted the beauty and tranquility of the countryside from the heart. Solovyov is an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation 1997, a graduate of the Repin Academy 1959, and member of the Union of Artist's 1962. His works are in the Tambov Art Museum and in collections in Russia and abroad.

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. This is another exceptional opportunity to add a beautiful work by a noted artist to your collection. Estimated at $4,000 - $5,000, the current high bid is just $3,000! The next bid is $3,250, 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, or e-mail until 9:00 pm MST, Saturday, September 1st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

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yevYevgeny Vasilievich Solovyev, 1931- 2009
Awarded the title of "Honored Artist of the Russian Federation", 1997
(translated from the original Russian)

Yevgeny Vasilievich Solovyev was born in the Kruplyanki village of the Moscow region in 1931. In 1934 the family moved to the town of Gatchina in the Leningrad region. Here, Yevgeny spent his childhood and went to school. In 1959, Solovyev graduated with honors from the Painting Department of the Repin Institute of Arts and Architecture in Leningrad. In the same year he was offered a position at the Artist Union in Tambov, which he accepted and lived and worked there until his death in 2009.

Russia: History and Arts of an Empire- Moscow, Suzdal, Vladimir and St. Petersburg

Private, Small Group Tour, August 25 to September 4, 2018     Full Details


 Discounts- 25% to 60% off, view all works!  



Vedeneyev, Sergei Nikolaevich, "Port of Klaipeda"
9'' x 27ΒΌ'', 1971, Oil on Board, $3,500 - 50% / $1,750 = $1,750


Vladimir V. Goltsov, "Green May"
19" x 26", 1976, Oil on Canvas, $4,500 - 60% / $2,700 = $1,800


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!



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
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Park City, Utah 84060
Tel: 435-658-1691