McCarthey Gallery - August 2020 Monthly Auction
Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

August 2020 Monthly Auction

Congratulations to K. Jenny who placed the winning bid of $2,250 for July's silent auction painting, Village End" by Victor Kopayev, estimated at $3,500 to $4,500.
As our August silent auction selection, we are pleased to present an enchanting floral still life "Peonies and Apples" by noted Ukrainian artist, Yuri Alexandrovich Smirnov, estimated at $3,500 to $4,500.

Every collection of art requires a great still life. Perhaps "Peonies and Apples" should be be part of your collection? This is a large painting (53' x 32" framed) that captures the skill of the master Ukrainian artist Yuri Alexandrovich Smirnov.

This work is a beautiful representation of the long Russian tradition of still life painting, which Smirnov captures with vigor. The magic of still lifes is that they can show us a new way of looking at the ordinary objects around us. Once they are placed into a specific arrangement and then captured in paint, ink, pastel, or any other medium - the objects take on a whole new meaning. They are imbued with a life beyond the ordinary. In "Peonies and Apples", Smirnov captures these beautiful flowers, certainly picked from his dacha garden, with a vivid intimacy attesting to his love of life and nature. picked from his dacha garden, with a vivid intimacy attesting to his love of life and nature.











Yuri A. Smirnov, "Peonies and Apples"
53" x 32" framed, 1963, Oil on Canvas
Estimated at $3,500 to $4,500, Current Bid $2,250 by A. Lightman

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 $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, Tuesday, September 1st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

Note: 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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sssYuri Alexandrovich Smirnov,  (1925 - 1997)
Translated from the original Russian

Yuri Alexandrovich Smirnov - an important Ukrainian graphic artist and painter. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1964. Active in Zaporozne, Ukraine. He was born on July 3, 1925 in Kharkov. His education began in the Kharkov Art School. After the war he entered the Art Institute of Kharkov where he graduated in 1951..Smirnov's teachers were M. G. Deregus and P. I. Kotov.

Smirnov participated in republican and regional exhibitions since 1953. He worked in the industry of easel painting and drawing. Major works: a portrait of the Komsomol-excavator Plaksina P. (1958); "Before starting the melting" (1960); "T. Shevchenko on the link "(1961); "T. Shevchenko and M. Chernyshevsky "(1964); "The first heat" (1967) and others.

sizeOne of Smirnov's first projects was the creation of the gallery of portraits of veterans of the Great Patriotic War, Hero's of the Soviet Union - G.A. Luschenko, The Lieutenant Colonel I.L. Dubovsky and The Hero of the Soviet Union - M.S. Scherbina.

Smirnov took part in the creation of dioramas for the Melitopol and Sumy local history museums. In the diorama "Break Through of the Defensive Line Votan On the River Molochnaya" (1973) in co-authorship with V.V. Porchevsky, L.F. Redin and P.N. Nikiforov, Smirnov also created with documentary accuracy, one of the heroic battles of the Great Patriotic War, the breakthrough of the fortified line of Nazi soldiers in 1943 near Melitopol by the Soviet troops.

 In 1977 a personal exhibition of the artist was held in Zaporozhye. Smirnov died in 1997. Yuri. A. Smirnov's works are represented in museums, galleries and private collections in, Russia, Ukraine, USA, UK, and around the world.



 "Peonies abd Apples", framed 53" x 32"   


1About- Yury Aleksandrovich Smrinov

Yuri Aleksandrovich Smirnov was born July 3, 1925 in Kharkov.
Education started in Kharkov Art College. After the war, he entered the Kharkov Art Institute. His teachers were MG Deregus and PI Kotov. He Graduated in 1951.
Smirnov began taking part in art exhibitions since 1953.
Smirnov Y.A. - Was a Member of the Union of Artists since 1964.
Smirnov Participated in the creation of dioramas for Melitopol and Sumy regional museums.
In 1977 in Kiev was held a personal exhibition of the artist.
Yuri.A.Smirnov's works are presented in museums, galleries and private collections in Ukraine, Russia, UK, USA and around the world

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
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