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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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January Silent Auction!

6889 Butko- The Terrace The Early SnowwVictor Nikolaevich Butko, "The Terrace, The Early Snow"
29" x 39", 2003, Oil on Canvas 2003
Estimate, $3,500 to $4,500, Current Bid $1,250 by J. Haney

Congratulations to A. Thompson who placed the winning bid of $1,750 for Decembers's silent auction painting "Szenezh", by Ilya L. Katz, estimated at $6,000- $7,000.

This month we present as the auction painting "The Terrace, The early Snow" by one of Russia's up and coming masters, Victor Nikolaevich Butko. Victor is a long time friend of the gallery and scion of a great family of Russian artists. He is the heir to a legacy of greatness in Russian Impressionistic art studying at the Academic Dacha under some of the great masters Alexei and Sergei Tkachev and Grigory Chainikov. Butko paints in the tradition of his ancestors, with exquisite artistry and sensitivity, portraying the special beauty of his country's landscape and its people.

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 $3,500 to $4,500, the current high bid is just $1,250. The next bid is $1,500, 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, Wednesday, January 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.

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About the Artist

The Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery is pleased and honored to be able to represent the work of Victor N. Butko, scion of a great family of Russian artists. In the tradition of his ancestors, Butko paints with exquisite artistry and sensitivity, portraying the special beauty of his country's landscape and its people.

Victor Nikolaevich Butko is the youngest Russian artist the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery has ever represented. We are proud to have his art in our gallery, as Victor is the heir to a legacy of greatness in Russian Impressionistic art. It was almost five years ago that legendary Russian artists Alexei and Sergei Tkachev introduced us to Victor Butko. The Tkachevs have known Victor since he was a child. Butko comes from an family of artists. Victor's grandfather and mother have received many honors as artists and they participated in exhibitions around the world. Young Butko spent summers at the family country house at the village of Academic Dacha. The Academic Dacha is half way between St. Petersburg and Moscow and has been a summer painting refuge for generations of Russian artists. That is where, at eight years of age, Butko was first noticed by the grand patriarch brothers of Russian Impressionism. The Tkachevs closely followed the development and career of Victor guiding and mentoring him along the way.

On one of our many visits to Academic Dacha, the brothers invited our group to meet Victor. As a delegation, we went to the small house and studio of the Butko family. Grigoriy Chainikov joined us. Unannounced, we knocked on the door. The young artist was surprised and a bit embarrassed by the attention. Taking charge, Sergei Tkachev began grabbing Butko's paintings and extolling the talent of the young, red-faced artist. Tkachev said that Butko's work was the next generation of greatness. Following the work of the brothers, then Grigoriy Chainikov, the mantle of Russian Impressionism would fall to Victor. Tkachev added, he was quite comfortable with leaving the burden of Russian Impressionism in the talented hands of Victor Nikolaevich Butko. That was the day that we, of the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery, invited Victor Butko to be our partner. Ever since he has been growing as an artist and creating new jewels in the tradition of Russian Impressionism. He is fulfilling the prophecy of Sergei Tkachev.

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Victor N. Butko, b. 1978

Butko was born in 1978 in Moscow into a veritable artistic dynasty. Several generations of the family were well known artists, including his grandfather, Nikaolai Konstantinovich Chulovich, and great-uncle Viktor Konstatinovich Chulovich (both graduates of the Imperial Stroganov Art School), as well as Honored Art Worker of Russia Viktor Nikolaevich Chulovich (a wonderful landscape painter who was a student of P.I. Petrovichev) and of course his own parents, Nikolai Butko and Marina Chulovich.

From early childhood, Butko was involved in the creative work of his family. His first art lessons were given by his parents. His grandfather also greatly influenced his work, especially landscapes. Butko's still life painting style was developed from exposure to an incredible collection of objects to be found in the family's studio. There was a collection of antique items, which his grandfather had brought back from numerous trips around the country: Russian and Uzbek samovars, wicker baskets, pitchers, jugs, etc. Butko painted from them for his first still-life works.

In 1989, Butko entered the Moscow Academy Art Lyceum under the supervision of the Russian Academy of Arts, where he studied watercolor and oil painting. In 1994, he took part in his first art exhibition, in the Art Lyceum Students' Exhibition at the Central House of Art Workers. Two years later, he took part at the Lyceum exhibition, which was held at the Tretyakov Gallery.

After graduation from art school, Butko went to Vishny Volochok, not far from the Academic country house for painters, where he continued to study painting, being especially influenced by the works of A.M. and A.A. Gritsai, and N. Fedeosov.

In 1997, he was able to spend the summer with A.N. Gritsai, an experience that greatly influenced Butko professionally. In the same year, Butko took part in the exhibition of the Moscow Art Union at its gallery in Krymsky Val, and afterwards became a union member. Butko's works are exhibited at galleries throughout Russia.

Exhibitions:
1994 - The exhibition of the MacAL students in the Central House of Art Workers.
1996 - The exhibition of the MacAL students in the State Tretyakov Gallery.
1997 - Autumn exhibition of MAU in the Central Art Gallery in Krimsky Val.
1998 - The Family exhibition at the municipal gallery in Naro-Fominsk.
1998 - The regional exhibition "Moscow-Petersberg", the Central Art Gallery.
1998 - The exhibition of self-portrait in the CAG.
1999 - The All-Russian exhibition "The Autumn in Boldino", dedicated to the memory of A.S. Pushkin.
2000 - The Family exhibition at the "Zamoskvorechy Gallery"
2000 - The All-Russian exhibition "In the Name of God in the CAG"
2001 - The Family exhibition in the Central House of Art Workers, the exhibition of the young painters of MAU, dedicated to the anniversary of the Moscow House of Artists.

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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

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

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Veniamin A. Safonov, "Winter Village"
25" x 33", 1970's, Oil on Board, $4,900 - 25% / $1,225, = $3,675

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

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Vladimir V. Filippov, "Sunny Day"
23" x 35", 2011, Oil on Canvas, $5,500 - 40% / $2,200 = $3,300 Framed

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Ivan N. Stasevich, "Baikal Lake, Fisherman Working"
13" x 17", 1956, Oil on Board, 6,000 - 40% / $2,400 = $3,600

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

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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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Hours: By appointment or 6- 9 pm for Gallery Stroll (the third Friday of every month)

 

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