Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

September 2018 Monthly Auction

Congratulations to B. Walker who placed the winning bid of $3,250 for Augusts's silent auction painting
"Summer", by Yevgeni V. Solovyev, estimated at $4,000- $5,000.

As our September silent auction selection we are pleased to present a beautiful impressionistic landscape, "Windy Day", by Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov, estimated at $3,500- $4,500.

This painting is a 'plein air' study, a sketch, painted from life in one sitting. A sketch is the quickest and perhaps the most authentic look at an artist's immediate impression of the countryside. It is not romanticized nor are all the details worked out. Alexander Pavlovich simply and rawly painted what he saw at that moment. It was March 1963 on a cold, windswept morning near the Zarafshan Mountains of Uzbekistan.

The painting was a favorite of the artist. It remained in his studio office from the time it was painted in 1963 until his death in 1991.

Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov is a recognized a master artist of the Soviet period. Sukhov was an important leader of the arts in Moscow from the time he arrived in Moscow in 1939 for the next fifty years.

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Aleksandr P. Sukhov, "Windy Day" 19" x 29", 1963
Estimate, $3,500 to $4,500 -unframed, Current Bid $1,000 M. Mason

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. This is another exceptional opportunity to add a beautiful work by a noted artist to your collection.

Estimated at $3,500 - $4,500, the current high bid is just $1,000! The next bid is $1,250, 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 MDT, Monday, October 1st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

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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 participated 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 Aleksander 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.

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