Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

June 2019 Monthly Auction

There may be no better way to start a collection of Russian Art than to follow our monthly no reserve no minimum auctions. Every month we select a great painting and let you, our friends, go for it Sometimes the painting sells above the estimated price, but often times it goes far below. This is a fun way to keep up with what is new at the gallery, put a little excitement to your life, and at the same time add to your Russian art collection!

Congratulations to B. Boykin who placed the winning bid of $2,500 for May's silent auction, a beautiful landscape, "Street in Yalta", by Yevegeny Vasilievich Chuikov, estimated at $4,500- $5,500.

As our June silent auction choice, we are pleased to present a great Russian Impressionist painting by a remarkable artist, "At the Children's Playground in Sidnev", by Anatoliy Sergeyevich, estimated at $3,500- $4,500.

Even if you don't normally read the artist bio's, make this month an exception! The story of Anatoliy Sergeyevich Glinov is remarkable. He embodies everything great about the spirit of the Russian people. His wisdom, strength and unbounded artistic talent come through his hopeful work.

In this landscape of a simple Russian playground, Glinov beautifully paints a very ordinary scene. In the painting, Glinov's appreciation of life and the joy he receives from it's singular moments comes shinning through on the canvas.
















 Anatoliy Sergeyevich Glinov, "Children's Playground in Sidnev"
20" x 27" 1969, unframed, Oil on Board
Estimated at $3,500 to $4,500, Current Bid $1,000 by M. Hansen

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

"Children's Playground" is estimated at $3,5,00 to $4,500, the current high bid is just $1,000! The next bid is $1,2500, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.

Bids will be taken via telephone, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Monday July 1st. At the end of the auction the high bid wins! Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

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Anatoli Sergeyevich Glinov, 1916- 1997, (translated from the original Russian)

Glinov was born into the family of peasants in the village of Novopavlovka, Mezhervsky district, Dnepropetrovsk region in 1916. Thirst for knowledge led him to the Dnepropetrvsk arts secondary school which he finished in 1938 and after graduation he entered the Kiev Art Institute. The Great Patriotic war, however, interrupted his studies at the Institute and broke the artist's creative plans.

His soldier's lot was a hard one. Anatoli Glinov had to pass through many terrible ordeals of the war. He was taken prisoner and sent to the "Shtalag-326" concentration camp, Shtuckenbrock.

Everything he had to go through at the concentration camp formed the basis of his drawings executed in captivity and after the liberation. The drawings "On the Plank Bed," "In the Barrack," "A War-Prisoner's Day Ration" and others commemorate on canvas inhuman life conditions of the prisoners. These sketches were made use of for the popular science film "Flowers for Shtuckenbrock," produced by the "Tsentrnauchfilm" Studio, and for the book "Art Born in Battles" by M. Peckarsky. The sketches were exhibited at the museum for patriotic education of teenagers, organized at Moscow School No. 863.

After the liberation, the former prisoners of the concentration camp -- the artist A.A. Mordany, a Moscow monumental designer subsequently; the painter A.S. Glinov; the engineer N.P. Smirnov and others -- became the authors of an obelisk-monument placed at the common grave of 65,000 prisoners of war perished there.

On returning to his homeland, Anatoli graduated from the Institute and was directed to his Alma Mater school in Dnepropetrovsk to work there as a teacher. He started working at the Arts Fund simultaneously. Within a length of his creative life, Anatoli managed to combine teaching and painting. He contributed his pictures to numerous regional art exhibitions. His paintings of the post-war years are mainly dedicated to modern themes: "The evening party for youth" 1960, "The construction of the Dneprodshershinsky hydro-electric power station" (1961) and others. These pictures were followed by "Shevchenko in Yekaterinoslav," "Pushkin in Yekaterinoslav" (1964, 1965). The sketch to the picture about Pushkin proved to be particularly expressive with a peculiar romantic mood prevalent in it.

Being a participant of the Great Patriotic War, Anatoli frequently came to meetings with people of younger generations - schoolchildren, students, cadets. At such gatherings, he told his young listeners about the war events. The meetings of that kind gave rise to such new works of paintings as "The ceremony of joining the prisoners" (1984), "The Nakhimov school graduates are taking the oath on board the cruiser 'Aurora'" (1985.

The landscape still remains for the artists the most favorite genre of painting. Nature's surroundings are exceptionally magnetic for the painter, no matter to what parts of his homeland they belong -- the Northern Ukrainian Chernigov land, or his native parts adjacent to the Dnieper River ("On the Samara River," 1983), or the South Crimea's shores ("Old Gurzuf," 1978), or Leningrad landscapes. Especially fruitful for his artistic career was a space of time spent by Anatoli at the House of Rest and Creativity in Sednyov where he rested and worked at the same time in 1969 and 1970. There he worked enthusiastically on sketches from nature, met the prominent Ukrainian masters of painting N.P. Glushchenko and T.N. Yablonskaya. All that evoked a rush of inspiration and creativity with Anatoli, which resulted in numerous landscape canvases. Such pictures are "The cottage where T.G. Shevchenko stayed," "Winter in Sednyov," "The Cossack church at Sednyov," and "Apple-trees in full bloom" are certain to be his best landscapes.

This exposition of Anatoli's pictures sums up a forty-year period of his creative artistic activity. The best works show us sincere, deep feelings of the artists who never ceases studying his subject from nature, from life, from his colleagues. Anatoli is always generous to share his knowledge and experience with younger painters who are beginning their ways in arts.

Anatoli S. Glinov devoted the best years of his creative life to the Dnepropetrovsk arts secondary school. It was there that he studied in the thirties and that he spent the best years of his pedagogical activities which brought him great satisfaction. Among the pupils of Anatoli, one can find L.I. Vitkovsky, Honored Art Worker of the Ukrainian Republic; N.S. Borovsky, the Ukraine's Honored Artist; the painters V.A. Zhugan, M. Ya. Kozyulin and others.

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.

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