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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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July Silent Auction

9892a"Margarita Kolobova" Evening (Greece)"
25½'' x 35½'', 2011, Oil on Canvas
Estimate $3,500- $4,500, Current Bid 2,000, B. Baldridge

As our July auction choice, we are pleased to present a beautiful impressionistic work, "Evening (Greece)", by Margarita Kolobova, valued at $3,500- $4,500. Margarita is the youngest artist the Gallery has ever represented and also one of the Gallery's favorite and best selling.

Margarita is the next generation of Russian impressionistic artists and one of the heirs to a legacy of greatness in Russian Impressionistic art. A graduate of the famed Repin Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Margarita paints in the tradition of the great Russian realist painters, with exquisite artistry and sensitivity. Her paintings are ripe for the seasoned collector or to begin building a collection.

We are thrilled to offer this rare 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. The current bid is $2,000 by B. Baldrigde. The next bid is $2,250, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.

This is a wonderful opportunity to add a beautiful work by one of Russia's up-and-coming artists to your collection.

Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until 9:00 pm, Friday July 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.

Please 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.

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About the Artist

Margarita Alexandrovna Kolobova (1983, St. Petersburg Russia)

Margarita Kolobova was born in 1983 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. From 2000 till 2005 she studied in Rostov-on-Don College of Fine Arts (named after M.B.Grekov) and graduated from it with honors. She worked as a designer and illustrator of "Donskaya Arkheologia" journal and its web-site. She also worked as an artifact illustrator on several archaeological projects. In 2006 Margarita entered St. Petersburg Repin State Academic Institute of Painting Sculpture and Architecture (Academy of Arts) to study painting. Margarita graduated from it in the summer of 2014, again with honors. She devoted her diploma to Karelian-Finnish epos "Kalevala".

In 2013 Margarita did an Internship in Fine Arts at the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Finland. "I had a solo exhibition "Mosaics of Kalevala" in Finland, in Kuhmo city. It was organized by Juminkeko Foundation. The foundation itself is devoted to preservation and popularization of Karelian epos "Kalevala". As for me, Kalevala was my favorite book from childhood. When I had to choose a theme for my diploma project, I chose Kalevala. But before settling down to the diploma itself, I worked on this theme. I visited museums of Finland, studied ethnographic materials, old photos of Finnish singers - exponents of Kalevala runes. As a result of this work I had a series of paintings and drawings devoted to Kalevala itself and to the singers of Kalevala runes. These art works were set out in my solo exhibition in Kuhmo."

"It was my first solo exhibition. It had a good success; there were some benevolent articles in the newspapers and Internet, and some paintings were sold. I was so involved in Finnish epos and culture that I spent autumn, winter and spring 2013/2014 in Finland, in Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, I studied in an internship program in the Fine Arts faculty there". ~ Margarita Kolobova

Now Margarita migrates between St. Petersburg, her home town, and Imatra Finland where she attends the Fine Arts Facility of Saimaa University of Applied Science currently studying sculpture. "I like to study" says Margarita. "I work on plein-air paintings in both countries"

Margarita is a follower of a realist school in art. Her works are exhibited at the State Art Museum in Stary Oskol, Russia; at the Juminkeko Foundation in Finland and in private collections in Russia, the United States and abroad.


New Works- Susette Gertsch!


Gertsch, Susutte, "Masters Garden V"
36'' x 48'', 2014, Oil on Linen, $3,650


Gertsch, Susutte "Masters Garden V"
36'' x 48'', 2014, Oil on Linen, $3,650


Gertsch, Susutte, "Hollyhocks"
24'' x 30'', 2014, Oil on Canvas, $1,375


 Gertsch, Susutte, "Awaiting the Bouquet"
30'' x 40'', 2015, Oil on Canvas, $2,275

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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Great Summer Works- Victor Gaiduk!


Gaiduk, Victor K. "Summer Landscape"
15¾'' x 23½'', Oil on Board, $1,100 


Gaiduk, Victor K., "Spring Tree"
9¾'' x 31½'', Oil on Board, $1,200


Gaiduk, Victor K., Summer Pond
23½'' x 31½'', Oil on Board,$1,500


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