Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

June 2016 Monthly Auction

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

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

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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Nikolai 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.

Galakhov's works are considered quite traditional for his time. He began as a landscape painter and has remained true to the genre his entire life. The times demanded that canvases depict life in all its manifestations but Galakhov's works always incorporated the land even in his subject works

In 1950s the leading place in art of Galakhov belonged to landscapes of the Volga River. He traveled on the Russian rivers Volga, Vetluga, Vyatka, where he painted a numerous sketches from the life. His paintings are sustained in the strict, almost classical tradition of Russian landscape painting.

In the late of 1950's Galakhov traveled to Siberia and Baikal Lake. This led him to new experiences, embodied in numerous plein air sketches and landscape paintings. These travels helped him to diversify his palette and to understand the plastic characteristics of different places, gave new impetus to picturesque searches and preparing for a meeting with Karelia, which became a turning point in his work.

In the 1960's Galakhov discovered Karelia. He painted numerous sketches and paintings devoted to the nature and the present day of this region. He was particularly attracted to the wild parts of northern nature, untouched by civilization. He knows how to depict her fragile beauty and majesty.

In his works Nikolai Galakhov has consistently advocated the principles of picture-landscape, with well-developed plot basis and elements of the genre. His methods of realization of pictorial ideas are near to the works of known Russian landscape painter Arcady Rylov.

In 1984 Nikolai Galakhov was awarded the honorary title of Honored Artist of Russian Federation. Solo Exhibitions by Nikolai Galakhov were in Leningrad (1988) and Saint Petersburg (2010, 2013).

Paintings by Nikolai Nikolaevich Galakhov are in the collections of the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, in numerous Art museums and private collections in Russia, China, England, in the U.S., Japan, and in other countries.

Nikolai N. Galakhov,"In the Canoe", Framed

Nikolai N. Galakhov,"In the Canoe", Framed

A selective list of exhibitions:

1954 - Exhibition of the works of Leningrad artists, Leningrad.
1956 - Autumn Exhibitions of the works of Leningrad Artists, Leningrad.
1957 - The All-Union art exhibitions Moscow, Moscow.
1958 - Exhibitions of the works of Leningrad Artists, Leningrad.
1958 - All-Union art exhibition, 40 Years of the LYCLSU, Moscow.
1958 - Autumn Exhibitions of the Works of Leningrad Artists, Leningrad.
1960 - Exhibitions of the Works of Leningrad Artists, Leningrad.
1960 - Republican art exhibition "Soviet Russia", Moscow.
1961 - All-Union Art Exhibition, Moscow.
1962 - Autumn Exhibition of the Works of Leningrad Artists, Leningrad.
1963 - Exhibitions of the Works of Leningrad Artists, Leningrad.
1964 - Exhibitions of the Works of Leningrad Artists, Leningrad.
1965 - Republican art exhibition "Soviet Russia" Moscow.
1967 - All-Union art exhibition 50 Years of the Soviet Power, Moscow.

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Auction Rules

A fun new tradition at the TKM Gallery, every month we select a painting and hold a no reserve silent auction.  Over the months there have been some 'steals' and some bidding wars but no matter the outcome, it has been exciting for our Russian art collectors.

You can print the form, and either fax the completed form to (435-658-1730) or send a simple e-mail containing the information on the bid form via e-mail to info@mccartheygallery.net.

Please be sure to include your full name, address, phone number, and email address.

In the case of identical bids, the Gallery will give precedence to the first one received, so it is to your advantage to indicate a maximum bid, and to submit your bid as early as possible.

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