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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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September Silent Auction!

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Grigory P. Matsegora, "Sunflowers in Bloom
"18" x 29", 1961, Oil on Board, Framed
Estimate $3,000 to $4,000, Current Bid $1,500 by J. Nelson

Congratulations to L. Jenkins who placed the winning bid of $1,000 for August's silent auction painting, "At the Rest", by Mikhail V. Akinshin, estimated at $3,000- $4,000.

For this month's auction painting we present "Sunflowers in Bloom" by one of the premier Ukrainian landscape artists of the second half of the twentieth century, Grigory Prokofievich Matesora. Estimated at $3,000 to $4,000 the current bid is just $1,500!

Matsegora had a unique ability to capture people as well as the beautiful landscapes of village life. He painted the countryside with emotion and reverence, always full of truth and integrity. Matsegora captured the gentility, vastness and living breath of the countryside of his native Ukraine.
For Matsegora's collectors and fans, his work with local landscapes provides a special touch--capturing the particular light and landmarks of nature. Finding the local peculiarities and uniqueness of landscapes--became the main genre of his creative work.

In this work Matsegora combines the spontaneity of a one time plein airouting together with the bright, particularly Ukrainian, colors that are noted in many artists of the period. Grigory Prokofievich Matesgora brings a vibrancy and spirit to this piece  which marks it as a classic.

We are pleased to offer this opportunity to our Gallery clients. This painting would make an exceptional addition to any collection or a great painting to start your collection. 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 $1,250. 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 MST, Monday, September 30th. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.

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matsegora-gp-1934Grigoriy Prokofievich Matsegora b. 1934

Honored Artist of Ukraine

Born on September 8, 1934, in the village of Oleyniki, Sakhnovschinsky district, Kharkov region. In 1956, Matsegora graduated from State Art Collage in Kharkov. His teacher was M. Slipchenok. He has been participating in Regional, Republican, All-Union and foreign exhibitions since 1959. He is a member of the Ukrainian Union of Artists since 1970. Matsegora is an Honored Artist of Ukraine, 1994. He received the Order of Merit of the 3rd degree (2009). Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (1970), National Union of Masters of Folk Art of Ukraine (1990).

His creative credo is a respectful attitude towards Nature and, simultaneously, a free dialogue with it without any tendency to decorate it. Ukrainian villages, faithful love of his countrymen, with whom he survived the difficult years of the Second World War, the hunger in 1947 and tragic years of Stalin, all those factors determined his life and artistic position. The artist's paintings reflect the simple culture of Ukrainian villages with their vividly expressed national features and beautiful countryside.

He taught; in Zaporozhye: head of the art studio at the titanium - magnesium plant (1958-1961); in the partnership of artists (1961-1962), at the art - production plant (1962-1974); Executive Secretary of the organization of the Union of Artists of Ukraine (1974-1975); Co-owner and chairman of the organization of the National Union of Folk Art Masters of Ukraine (1990-2004). Editor, compiler of art albums "Artists of Zaporozhye" (1975) and "Folk Art of Zaporozhye" (2001). Participated in exhibitions: regional, republican, all-union (since 1962).

Personal exhibitions - in Kiev (1965, 1995, 2002, 2008), Zaporozhye (1970, 1977, 1984, 1994), the city of Sakhnovschina (1972), Ternopol, Lviv, Kharkov (2002).

The artist's paintings are exhibited in Museums and in private collections including the Zaporizhzhya Art Museum, the Ternopil Art Museum, the Kharkov Art Museum, the National Art Museum (Kiev), the Vyshgorod Museum of Local Lore (Kiev Region), the National Museum in Lviv, and the Museum of the Ukrainian Community named after T. Shevchenko in Toronto (Canada). He lived and worked in the city of Zaporozhye.

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Russia: History and Arts Tour 2020, 12 Days- Moscow, St. Petersburg & the Golden Ring, May 2020.  Details shortly

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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!

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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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