Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

Welcome to The McCarthey Gallery

The Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery is one of the foremost dealers in the United States dealing with Russian Impressionistic art.  The Gallery maintains an extensive inventory of collectible works by Russia's most respected artists during the period of 1930 to 1980.  The Gallery carefully selects paintings that are historically significant, original in composition, interesting in form and beautiful in their depiction of the human spirit.  We have been working in Russia for many years and have developed close personal relationships with many of the artists and their families.  Together with our associated gallery in Russia, Dacha Art, and our Russian partners, we maintain extremely close ties with the arts community in Russia and the former Soviet republics.  In addition to our Russian specialization, the TKM Gallery is proud to work with talented artists from other countries who have the spirit of the Russian art.

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July Silent Auction!

Kopayev Village End G

Victor Kopayev, "Village End"
19" x 31", 1992, Oil on Canvas
Estimated at $3,500 to $4,5000- Framed, Winning Bid $2,250 K. Jenny

Congratulations to S. Fisher who placed the winning bid of $3,500 for Junes's silent auction painting, "Claret Peonies" by Vladimir Filippov, Estimated at $4,000 to $5,000.

As our July silent auction selection, we are pleased to present a magical summer landscape, "Village End" by Victor Kopayev, estimated at $3,500 to $4,500.

Like most Russian artists, Kopaev was strongly influenced by the world around him. Born in the Republic of Karelia, which borders the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea. Kopayev was mesmerized by the beauty of Russia's countryside and small villages. The influential newspaper Kommersant wrote for the opening of Kopayev's 2006 Moscow exhibition- "Victor Kopaev's paintings are 'portraits' of the beauty of the expansive and rich nature of the Russian landscape. Not subject to time nor dependent on human emotion."

Estimated at $3,500 to $4,500, the current high bid is just $2,250! The next bid is $2,500, 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, July 31st. 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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Kopaev, Victor-1966- Present

Victor Kopaev, was born in 1966, to a simple working class family in the Russian Republic of Karelia.His first introduction to drawing took place during evening drawing courses held at the local high school. He later went on to attend the Art School named after A.G. Venetianov in Tver from 1985 to 1989 where he graduated.

Kopaev's works are rooted in the the achievements of the Russian classical school of academic painting. He is a member of the Moscow River School, a school steeped in the academic tradition. Many contemporary artists consider Kopaev to be one of the greatest living Russian masters of the landscape genre,

Kopaev's works are in private and corporate collections of the USA, Germany, Finland, Israel, Poland and Italy including the permanent collections of the Institute of the Russian Economy and Culture, the Russian Embassy in Ireland, the Russian Embassy in Hungary, The Art Centre of Belfast, Ireland, Bayer AG (Germany) and Rand Xerox (USA) and in the official art collection of the President of Russia (Kremlin, Moscow.

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MAY 2021

Russia: History and Arts Tour , 12 Days- Moscow, St. Petersburg & the Golden Ring, August
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Russian & Soviet Impressionism
Russia's Rich Cultural Heritage

impressionism-homeRussia's rich cultural heritage represents the best of human creativity. Its literature, music, visual and performing arts and architecture are among the most profound, compelling and beautiful expressions of the human spirit.

Much of this rich heritage is well known in the United States, such as the writing of Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky, the music of Peter Tchaikovsky, Serge Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky, the painting of Ilya Repin and Vassily Kadinsky, the architecture of the Kremlin and State Hermitage Museum and the dance of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Less well known in this tradition of creativity is the painting of the Russian Impressionist period, lasting from approximately 1930 to 1980. Russian Impressionism made an important contribution to the cultural heritage of Russia, but until recently, little has been known of its beauty and quality and its leading artists because of Soviet isolationism. During this period much of the cultural life in the Communist Soviet Union was denied Western exposure. The demise of Communism, the lifting of the Iron Curtain and the movement towards freedom and democracy of the newly formed Commonwealth of Independent States has allowed the world the opportunity to experience a unique and important historical past through the art work.

It is now being collected and recognized by art historians, museum directors, curators and collectors as some of the best art produced in the twentieth century. 

"Soviet Impressionism"- Vern G. Swanson

From a unique set of circumstances that would be impossible to duplicate, Soviet Art from 1930 to 1980 was the 20th century's major realist school of painting. It powerfully expresses itself with a simple clarity of pictorial language, consummate adeptness and truthful portrayal of life. The Soviet artist acted as a willing collaborator with and portrayer of the aspirations of society. This contrasted with Western models where artists were typically alienated from their community. Acceptance will come, using the Soviet phrase, because it is "historically inevitable". It is already to a certain extent here with the pictures from the period increasingly passing through the sale rooms of Europe and North America. This book should give wider understanding of this underrated but artistically exciting movement in Soviet art.

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New Salt Lake City Gallery & Wharehouse

Good News! We are now fully settled into our new Gallery and Warehouse in downtown Salt Lake City and are ready to show you some great Russian Impressionist art. The majority of the works in the new Gallery have never been exhibited before!



Mailing Address: 54 B Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Tel: 801.755.7072
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Hours: By appointment or 6- 9 pm for Gallery Stroll (the third Friday of every month)


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