Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

February 2020 Monthly Auction

Congratulations to J. Doti who placed the winning bid of $1,250 for January's silent auction painting, "Village Horse" by Vladimir V. Filippov estimated at $3,500 to $4,500.

As our February silent auction selection, we are pleased to present a beautiful still life, "Roses and Fruit" by Fedor L. Sidorov, estimated at $4,500 to $5,500.

Fedor Leonidovich Sidorov, is a famed Russian artist. In 1975 he was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR or National Artist of the USSR. This was the highest title awarded to citizens of Russia, it recognizes the most outstanding artists, whose lifetime body of work merits exceptional recognition in the sphere of the development of the performing arts. There is no greater honor bestowed for outstanding achievements in the field of the visual arts, theater, music, circus, vaudeville, and film art.

Fedor Sidorov lived a life under the harshest imaginable conditions, endured and flourished. Although best known for his portraits and landscapes, his still lifes show a profound sensitivity. Full of life and optimism. It is accompanied with internal delicacy, movement and rhythm. He is distinguished by serious attention to shape; by delicate apprehension of the color, light and shade, and by the capturing the emotional feeling of the scene.

Sidorov is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, and was a permanent exhibitor in Moscow, republican, union, plus all-Russia and national exhibitions. In 1975, he had a one-man exhibition was in Moscow and was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR. Sidorov's works are included in the collections of many museums in Russia including the Tretyakov in Moscow, National Gallery, Museum of Russian Art in St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk Museum the Museum of Portnakhotk and in private collections in and private collections in Russia, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Japan, Italy.

F. Sidorov Roses and Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Fedor L. Sidorov, "Roses and Fruit"
27" x 23", 1953, Oil on Canvas Estimated at $3,50 to $4,500- 24 karat gold Krieger-Ricks Frame
Current Bid 1,500, by K. Salgado

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 highly acclaimed artist to your collection.

Estimated at $4,500 to $5,500, 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!

Bids will be taken via telephone, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Friday, Saturday February 29th. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

Note that you may place a maximum bid and the Gallery will bid on your behalf up to your maximum. By placing a maximum bid you will be assured you are not out bid at the last minute.

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 BID FORM

FYODOR LAVRENTOVICH SIDOROV, (1922- 2001)
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Soviet painter. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1991). People's Artist of the Russian Federation (1996). Graduated from the Leningrad Art Institute I.E. Repin. Student B.V. Johanson and Yu. M. Neprintseva.

Fedor L. Sidorov was born in 1922 to a peasant family in the Ivanovo region. As teenager, he worked hard at a wood processing factory, and had to wait until adulthood to develop his natural artistic gift. Only when he was independent of his parents did his dream of becoming a student of the Artist's Training School come true. Among his teacher were such famous artists as N.P. Klykov, A.F. Kotyagin, and V.N. Ovchinnikov.

In 1941, Sidorov graduated, but the war prevented him from working as an artist. In 1941 he volunteered for duty in the Armed Forces. He served in aviation and in the signals corps. He was a commander of a regiment of the Guards in Kalinin Front, he fought in the Marine Corps defending the besieged Leningrad, then he was in the 1st Belorussian Front and saw the end of the war in Germany. Three times he was severely wounded.

During the war the artist used every possibility to draw or paint. These drawings are full of dynamics an severe realism and became sketches for such war time pictures as Headquarters of the Signals Corps Near Mozhaisk, In an Earth-House, and Soldiers and Officers of the T. Kostiushko Polish Division.

After the war and hospital treatment in 1947, Sidorov entered the Leningrad Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He was a student of B.V. Iogansen and Y.M. Neprintsev. After graduation, Sidorov worked in the I.E. Grabar Restoration Workshops in Moscow. He was an active participant of the exhibitions held in the Russian capital.

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Sidorov's favorite genre areportraits andlandscapes. In the portraits he paints, psychological exactness is combined with grandeur of painting, especially in such pictures as Portrait of F. Golovach, Honored Miner of the Donetsk Basin, Portrait of N.F. Manukovsky, Hero of Socialist Work, Foreman of a Tractor Team, Portrait of People's Actor M.I. Zharov, Portrait of Composer A.I. Khachaturian, and Portrait of the Chinese Actress Mai Lan Fan.

Sidorov's landscapes depict the grandeur and beauty of Russian scenery, the peculiar charm of the bluish white ice of the Far North, the bright colors of the abundant lands of the Caucasus and the Crimea, the mysterious beauty of the scenery of the Middle Russia, and the severe and solemn landscapes of Siberia and the Urals. Among there landscapes are Gurzuf, A Storm, In Tundra and May Greenery.

Sidorov is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, and was a permanent exhibitor in Moscow, republican, union, plus all-Russia and national exhibitions. In 1975, he had a one-man exhibition was in Moscow and was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR. Sidorov's works are included in the collections of many museums in Russia including the Tretyakov in Moscow, National Gallery, Museum of Russian Art in St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk Museum the Museum of Portnakhotk and in private collections in and private collections in Russia, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Japan, Italy.

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Here is the 1975 Moscow exhibition book on Sidorov's work, signed by Sidorov, published by Prosveshtenie in Moscow, 1975.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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