Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

March 2019 Monthly Auction

Congratulations to A. Grodin who placed the winning bid of $3,500 for February's silent auction painting "The Frosty Day", by Vladimir P. Krantz, estimated at $6,000- $7,000.

As our March silent auction, we are pleased to present a beautiful impressionistic seascape, "Port of Klaipeda", by Sergei Nikolaevich Vedeneyev, estimated at $3,500- $4,500.

Sergei Nikolaevich Vedeneyev, was an honored artist of the Russian Republic. He would often lead groups of artists to distant places around the Soviet Union to paint. Sergei Nikolaevich was always fascinated by what he called 'the dance of light.' and he often compared the differences in light from the places he traveled. For him the most striking was the difference between the crisp cold blue of the northern Murmansk sky to that of the deep, warm blue of a Tashkent morning sky in Central Asia.

Klaipeda is located in Lithuania and is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe. As was his custom, Sergei Nikolaevich woke before sunrise to paint plein air. Using vibrant, bold brush strokes and a rich color palette, Sergie Nikolaevich beautifully captures the the early morning light and serenity of the Northern Baltic seascape.

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Sergei N. Vedeneyev, "Port of Klaipeda"
19" x 27", Framed 1971, Oil on Board
Estimated at $3,500 to $4,500, Framed, Current Bid $1,000 by C. Hopkins

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids in February's auction.

"Port of Klaipeda" is estimated at $3,500 to $4,500, the current high bid is just $1,000! The next bid is $1,250, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.

Bids will be taken via telephone, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Monday, April 1st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website. Remember, there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins!

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Sergey NikolayevichVedeneev, 1918- 1998

Sergey Nikolayevich Vedeneev was born in the Smolenskaya Village in the Yaroslav Region on August 11, 1908. From 1935 to 1937 he studied at Art at the prestigious University of Yaroslavl under the guidance of professor S.F. Shitov. Later, from 1937 to 1940 he moved to Ivanovo where he worked and studied in the Studio of N.P. Serekin.
In 1946 he moved to Kostroma and began painting. From that time he actively participated in many City, Regional and Republican Art Exhibitions. Several personal exhibitions of the artist were held in his home town of Kostroma. In addition to his work as painter he also illustrated many books, including those of J. Verne and L.Panteleev for the Regional Publishing House in Kostroma. Sergey Nikolayevich Vedeneev continued the traditions of the Russian realistic Art School. He painted genre composition, portraits, landscapes. The artist's paintings can be found in museums' and private art collections 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