Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

April 2018 Monthly Auction

Congratulations to D. Child who placed the winning bid of $2,000 for March's silent auction painting "Snow Drops", by Victor N. Butko, estimated at $3,500 to $4,500. As our April silent auction selection, we are pleased to present this wonderful landscape, "In the Vineyard", by Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov, estimated at $4,000- $5,000.

The owners of the McCarthey Gallery met with Alexander Pavlovich several times in his studio in the outskirts of Moscow. He was a humble and kind man who kept a large inventory of paintings at his studio. Over the course of his long career, weekdays for Sukhov were spent officially painting for the "State". However, his nights and week-ends were filled with painting that kept his soul happy. It was these personal paintings that filled his studio as during the Soviet time it was difficult, if not impossible, to sell art independent of the government. Over the years this allowed Alexander Pavovich to build up a great inventory of passionate work. It is this quiet weekend painting which nourished his artistic spirit and produced this month's auction piece of a richly painted vineyard in Uzbekistan.

2893- In the Vineyard webAleksander Pavlovich Sukhov, "In the Vineyard"
30" x 22", 1955, Oil on Board
Estimate $4,000 to $5,000- Krieger- Ricks frame, Winning Bid $2,750 by A.M. Wright

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. This is an exceptional opportunity to add a beautiful work by a noted artist to your collection. Estimated at $4,000 to $5,000, the current high bid is just $2,750! The next bid is $3,000, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. Remember, there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins!

Bids will be taken via telephone, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Tuesday, MAY 1st.

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Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov, (1921-1991)
(translated from the original Russian)

Sukhov was born in the town of Kasimov (Ryazan Region) in 1921. He lived and worked in Moscow since 1939. He was a member of Moscow Union of Artists and graduated from the Artistic College named after the Memory of the 9th of January in Moscow. Since 1953, he has been participating in the City, Republican, zonal and All-Union Art Exhibitions. In 1941-1945, he fought in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).

As for his creative activity, the artist continued the traditions of the Russian realistic school. He successfully combined artistic touches of the academician art with free plein aire painting. Sukhov painted in various genres, such as complicated multi-figure genre compositions, official and chamber portraits, urban and his favorite rural landscapes. For many years, the artist made trips to gather material for his creative work. He visited different regions of Russia, such as Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Kostroma Regions, as well as Siberia and the Ural.

The paintings of Aleksandr Sukhov are in the collection of many regional museums of Russia, as well as being included in a number of private art collections both in Russia and abroad.

In the Vineyard framed

















"In the Vineyard"- 24 karat gold leaf, Krieger-Ricks frame













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

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.

Bid Form

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