McCarthey Gallery - October 2020 Monthly Auction
Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

October 2020 Monthly Auction

Congratulations to A. Lightman who placed the winning bid of $2,250 for August's silent auction painting, "Peonies and Apples" by Yuri Alexandrovich Smirnov, estimated at $3,500 to $4,500.

For this month's silent auction selection, we are pleased to present "Evening Coming", an enchanting autumn landscape by one of Russia's great landscape painters, Georgy Vladimirovich Kibardin. Estimated at $4,500 to $5,500.

Like most Russian artists, Kibardin was strongly influenced by the world around him. He was a master of the lyrical landscape and considered Nature as a his main teacher. He was drawn to the simple beauty of the Northern Russian forests and especially his beloved White Sea. Kibardin painted with a unique eye towards nature's mystery, his works rivet the eye by their romantic mood and masterful technique. He had a special gift for capturing the special light that filters the Russian wilderness, each season bringing its own distinct glow and drawing the viewer into the landscape.











Georgy V. Kibardin, "Evening is Coming"
15¾'' x 30¾'', (40 x 78 cm), 1956, Oil on Board, Framed
Estimated at $4,500 to $5,500, Current Bid $1,500 by R. Boykin

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, Saturday October 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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kibardin-527x700Kibardin, Georgy Vladimirovich (1903-1963)
(Translated from the original Russian)
Soviet graphic artist, painter, poster artist, graphic designer. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.

Kibardin was born in the Istobinsloye Village of Kirovsk Province in 1903. In his youth, he determinedly ventured to Moscow where he attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios] studying under the tutelage of the noted Russian artist, Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov. In the 1920's, Kibardin attended courses at the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR). He joined its successor, the Association of the Revolutionary Artists (AKhR), where he graduated in 1923. He was a member of the Youth Association of the Association of Artists of the Revolution (OMAHR). Kibardin began participating in Art Exhibitions professionally in 1928.

Kibardin lived in Moscow. He painted mainly genre pictures and landscapes. The author of the paintings of "Trees by the pond" (1928), "Race in the race" (1929), "Work on bulls dams of the Dnieper" (1932), "Flock" (1937), "Future navigators" (1938) and others. He made a number of posters - "let's performed a squadron of dirigibles. V. I. Lenin" (1931), "Sports parade - is a powerful demonstration of the power and invincibility of the Russian people" (1938). Worked on the design of the regional agricultural exhibitions in Kalinin (Tver, 1935), the parade of athletes in Moscow (1945).

Kibardin participated in many all-Union and republican exhibitions: "Exhibition of works by Kirov artists" (1942), "Exhibition of paintings, graphics, sculptures of front-line artists" (1946), "Spring exhibition of paintings by Moscow artists" (1953), "Exhibition of paintings by Moscow artists" (1954, 1956), "On the roads of war" (1958). Kibardin's solo exhibitions were held in Moscow (1951, 1952, 1957, 1960- "The White Sea", 1963, 1971).

Kibardin joined the army as a volunteer during World War II in 1941. While at the front, he created a number portraits and oil paintings with military themes. He also produced a series of instructional posters on physical culture. In 1944 (with a group of Polish artists) he organized an exhibition titled "The First Belorussian Front" with artwork dedicated to the war effort of the Soviet Armed Forces.

       "Evening is Coming", Framed "Evening is Coming", FramedAfter returning from the front to Moscow, Kibardin worked as a designer for the parade of Soviet athletes in Moscow (1945). Beginning in 1957, he focused on the White Sea as his main artistic theme. This interest began in 1955 when he participated in an expedition to the White Sea Biological Station of Moscow State University. He subsequently created over six hundred works about the White Sea region and many were included in the eponymous book Belomoriye [The White Sea] published in 1964.

In 1957, a personal exhibition of Georgy Vladimirovich Kibardin paintings on "White Sea" took place. The artist had been painting his canvases at the Belomorskaya Biostaion from 1955 to 1956. Since that time, the White Sea became the main topic of the artist's creative activity. In the North, he painted more than 600 works. They were mainly landscapes, as well as other paintings and portraits.

The artist's paintings are exhibited in many regional museums including Murmansk, Krasnoyarsk, Chelyabinsk State Museum of Fine Art, as well as in private art collections in Russia and abroad (in Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, UK, and USA.)

White Sea. M. Soviet artist. 1964.71 s. Text by D.I. Eremina, ill. G.V. Cybardine.




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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Park City, Utah 84060
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