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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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March Silent Auction

6423Erik I. Rebane, "The Open Window"
17¾'' x 23½'', 1968, Oil on Canvas
Estimated $3,500- $4,500, Current Bid, $2,250, S. Grau

Congratulations to S. Barr for placing the winning bid of $2,000 for February's auction painting, "Znamenskey Cathedral", by one of the Gallery's favorite artists Margarita Kolobova, estimated at $3,500- 4,500.

For our March silent auction we are pleased to present a simple, yet wonderful still life, "The Open Window", by a graduate and later a professor at the famed Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Erik I. Rebane. Estimated value at $3,500 to $4,500, The current high bid is just $2,250. Don't miss this is outstanding opportunity to add a great work by a highly acclaimed artist to your collection. The next bid is $2,500 followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.

Erik Ioganessovich Rebane was one of the first artists I met when I arrived to Leningrad in 1990. Out of the many hundreds of artists that I have met in my travels over the years, he remains one of the most extraordinary and memorable. He was warm, friendly with an infectious happiness. We walked into a studio full of his work. A lifetime of paintings stacked and packed. It was almost impossible to see where to walk. As I flipped through the paintings, I suddenly realized that most of this extraordinary painter's works had never been seen. These artworks that filled my gaze with astonishment, were unknown, and had never been exhibited! I became emotional. His skill and his vision as an artists and as a man is boundless. He spoke to my soul. Even in this simple still life, one can witness the singular vision of Erick Ioganessovich Rebane.

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. Please 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. Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until 7:00 pm, Tuesday March 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.

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RebaneErik Ioganessovich Rebane, (1922-1999)
Saint Petersburg

Erik I Rebane was born near Petrograd (St. Petersburg) March 13, 1922 to Estonian Parents. He studied at the Secondary Art School in 1930's.

In his youth, Erik firmly resolved to become a painter. According to recollections of his sister Albine, Erik could perfectly draw from his early childhood. She always asked her brother to help when she herself did not succeed in drawing. Mostly he was asked to draw a knight riding on his horse or a monster. Erik was a master in this regard. The images he drew were so unlike anything else. In his school years, Erich visited several artist studios and museums, such as the Russian Museum, the Hermitage, the Museum of the Academy of Arts, etc. He was fondest of the Russian Museum. Most of all, he liked the paintings of the Russian artists, such as Repin and Surikov.

He attended secondary art school until 1940 and was accepted to the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad (Repin Institute). His full-time studies were interrupted by World War II when he was drafted into the Russian army, serving from 1941 to 1945. He survived the Nazi Siege of Leningrad during which he produced several notable academic drawings of art professors.


Vladimir Filippov- New Works!


"Lonely Fir Tree",  15¾'' x 23½'', 2010, Oil on Board, $3,600

"Lonely Fir Tree", 15¾'' x 23½'', 2010, Oil on Board, $3,600

"Boy Fishing", 23½'' x 31½'', 2014, Oil on Canvas, $5,300

"Boy Fishing", 23½'' x 31½'', 2014, Oil on Canvas, $5,300


"Spring on the River", 15¾'' x 23½'', 2010, Oil on Board, $3,500


Filippov with his mentor, the Master Yuri Kugach 

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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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Olya Cheney- New Works!


Cheney, Olya “Bird Refuge, Utah”
16'' x 20'', (40.64 x 50.80 cm),  2015, Oil on Canvas $950 


Cheney, Olya “Cloudy Day, Park City”
18'' x 23'', (45.72 x 58.42 cm) 2015, Acrylic on Canvas,  $1,150

9975Cheney, Olya “Fall Time, Swaner Barn”
18'' x 24'', (45.72 x 60.96 cm) 2015, Oil on Canvas $1,200


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