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.
July Silent Auction
"Margarita Kolobova" Evening (Greece)"
As our July auction choice, we are pleased to present a beautiful impressionistic work, "Evening (Greece)", by Margarita Kolobova, valued at $3,500- $4,500. Margarita is the youngest artist the Gallery has ever represented and also one of the Gallery's favorite and best selling.
Margarita is the next generation of Russian impressionistic artists and one of the heirs to a legacy of greatness in Russian Impressionistic art. A graduate of the famed Repin Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Margarita paints in the tradition of the great Russian realist painters, with exquisite artistry and sensitivity. Her paintings are ripe for the seasoned collector or to begin building a collection.
We are thrilled to offer this rare opportunity to our Gallery clients to add this beautiful painting to their collection. We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. The current bid is $2,000 by B. Baldrigde. The next bid is $2,250, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.
This is a wonderful opportunity to add a beautiful work by one of Russia's up-and-coming artists to your collection.
Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until 9:00 pm, Friday July 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.
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.
About the Artist
Margarita Alexandrovna Kolobova (1983, St. Petersburg Russia)
Margarita Kolobova was born in 1983 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. From 2000 till 2005 she studied in Rostov-on-Don College of Fine Arts (named after M.B.Grekov) and graduated from it with honors. She worked as a designer and illustrator of "Donskaya Arkheologia" journal and its web-site. She also worked as an artifact illustrator on several archaeological projects. In 2006 Margarita entered St. Petersburg Repin State Academic Institute of Painting Sculpture and Architecture (Academy of Arts) to study painting. Margarita graduated from it in the summer of 2014, again with honors. She devoted her diploma to Karelian-Finnish epos "Kalevala".
In 2013 Margarita did an Internship in Fine Arts at the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Finland. "I had a solo exhibition "Mosaics of Kalevala" in Finland, in Kuhmo city. It was organized by Juminkeko Foundation. The foundation itself is devoted to preservation and popularization of Karelian epos "Kalevala". As for me, Kalevala was my favorite book from childhood. When I had to choose a theme for my diploma project, I chose Kalevala. But before settling down to the diploma itself, I worked on this theme. I visited museums of Finland, studied ethnographic materials, old photos of Finnish singers - exponents of Kalevala runes. As a result of this work I had a series of paintings and drawings devoted to Kalevala itself and to the singers of Kalevala runes. These art works were set out in my solo exhibition in Kuhmo."
"It was my first solo exhibition. It had a good success; there were some benevolent articles in the newspapers and Internet, and some paintings were sold. I was so involved in Finnish epos and culture that I spent autumn, winter and spring 2013/2014 in Finland, in Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, I studied in an internship program in the Fine Arts faculty there". ~ Margarita Kolobova
Now Margarita migrates between St. Petersburg, her home town, and Imatra Finland where she attends the Fine Arts Facility of Saimaa University of Applied Science currently studying sculpture. "I like to study" says Margarita. "I work on plein-air paintings in both countries"
Margarita is a follower of a realist school in art. Her works are exhibited at the State Art Museum in Stary Oskol, Russia; at the Juminkeko Foundation in Finland and in private collections in Russia, the United States and abroad.
New Works- Susette Gertsch!
Gertsch, Susutte, "Masters Garden V"
Gertsch, Susutte "Masters Garden V"
Gertsch, Susutte, "Hollyhocks"
Gertsch, Susutte, "Awaiting the Bouquet"
Russian & Soviet Impressionism
Great Summer Works- Victor Gaiduk!
Gaiduk, Victor K. "Summer Landscape"
Gaiduk, Victor K., "Spring Tree"
Gaiduk, Victor K., Summer Pond