Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

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.

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June Silent Auction

6614w 2Nikolai N. Galakhov, "In the Canoe"
20"x 23", 1980, Oil on Masonite
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000, Current Bid $1,500 by B.B. Baldridge

Congratulations to S. Klintworth who placed the winning bid of $2,250 for May's silent auction painting, "Yalta- Yachts at the Pier" by Victor Nikolaevich Butko, valued at $5,000- $6,000.

As our June auction choice, we are pleased to present the perfect Father's Day gift, "In the Canoe" by one of masters of the Leningrad School of painting Nikolai Nikolayevich Galakhov. An Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation). Living and working in Saint Petersburg, he is regarded as one of the main representatives of the Leningrad school of painting, and is most famous for his landscape paintings. Paintings by Galakhov are in the collections of the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery and in various Art museums and private collections in Russia, China, England, in the U.S., Japan, and in other countries

We are pleased to offer this opportunity to our Gallery clients. This painting would make an exceptional Father's Day gift. We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month.

Estimated at $3,000 to $4,000, the current high bid is just $1,500. The next bid is $1,750, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. Remember, there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins! To ensure you don't miss out on a great painting due to a last minute bid, be sure to place a maximum bid.

Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 30th. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.

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About the Artist

220px-Galakhov-Nikolai-Nikolaevich-10 smNikolai Nikolayevich Galakhov. b. 1928

Nikolai N. Galakhov was born May 29, 1928 in the city of Kazan, Tartar Republic, USSR, on the Volga River. He studied at the Kazan Art College from 1942-1947. Upon graduating he moved to Leningrad and continued his professional education at the Repin Institute in an artistic workshops of He studied of Leonid Ovsannikov, Joseph Serebriany, Piotr Belousov, Yuri Neprintsev and R.R. Frents. In 1953 he graduated from the Institute with high honors and since then has lived and worked in Leningrad. The painters that influenced his creative work were I.I. Levitan and M.V. Nesterov. Later, he was attracted to the works of A.A. Rylov and S. Roerich.

In 1953 Nikolai Galakhov graduated from the Repin Institute of Artsin Rudolf Frentz workshop. His graduation work was a genre painting named "Poet Nikolai Nekrasov on the Volga River", dedicated to Nikolai Nekrasov, a prominent Russian poet, writer, critic and publisher of the XIX ?entury (painting now resides in the Museum of the Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg).

In 1954-1956 Galakhov continued his postgraduate study in the Repin Institute of Arts. Since 1951 Galakhov had participated in Art Exhibitions, mostly as a master of landscape and genre scene. He worked in technique of oil painting, tempera, pastel, watercolors, and pencil drawing. Since 1953 Galakhov also start painted pictures on contract. In 1955 for series landscapes of the Volga River he was admitted to the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists.

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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 appoinment or 6- 9 pm for Gallery Stroll (the third Friday of every month)

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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June Featured Works, 25% Off


Aleksandr P. Sukhov, By the Pier
19" x 27", 1963, Oil on Board, $3,900

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Aleksandr P. Sukhov, "In the Vineyard"
19" x 27", 1961, Oil on Board $4,500


Sergei N. Vedeneyev, "Port of Klaipeda"
19" x 27"1971, Oil on Board $3,500


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