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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.

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December Silent Auction

Mikhail E. Tkachev, "Summer Day"  21'' x 26'', 1950, Oil on Board  Estimate $3,500- 4,500, Current Bid, $500 T. NielsonMikhail E. Tkachev, "Summer Day" 21'' x 26'', 1950, Oil on Board
Estimate $3,500- 4,500, Current Bid, $750 P. DeBoalt

UPDATING FOR DECEMBER

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 the auction ends at 6:00 pm, Sunday November 30th. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.

Ken Spencer New Works!

1a"Prague Morning", 12'' x 24'', 2014, Oil on Board, $2,200

We are pleased to be featuring an exhibition of new works by one of our few non-Russian artists, Ken Spencer. Mr. Spencer is an avid plein-air painter who thrives on the challenges and joys of painting under the skies in nature. "Painting on location gives me a chance to see new things, to see different light conditions and to regularly feel the creative juices. When I paint in plein-air I see the subtle colors of nature, and the hidden details of the subject."

Ken recently traveled to France, Italy and the Czech Republic to paint on location and many of the new works in the exhibition are a result of these travels.

Ken Spencer is a native of Northern Utah and currently resides in Blackfoot, Idaho. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, won numerous awards and has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine's "Artists to Watch", SkyWest Magazine and in American Art Collector Magazine.

2b"Hues of Dusk", 12'' x 24'', 2014, Oil on Board, $2,200

3c"In the Shelter of the Hills", 12'' x 2", 2014, Oil on Board, $2,200

4d"Late Bloomer", 30'' x 40'', 2013, Oil on Canvas,$6,800

5f"Prague's Last Shadows", 30'' x 40'', 2013, Oil on Canvas,View All Works

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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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Margarita Kolobova- New Works!

aa"Church on the Old Cemetery in Novgorod", 13¾'' x 15¾'', 2010, Oil on Canvas, $1,200The gallery recently received several new works from Margarita Kolobova. We are excited to share them with you.

Margarita graduated this past summer from the prestigious Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, founded by Ivan Shuvalov in 1757. Since graduating, Margarita has been traveling and painting. Many of her new works reflect her experiences in Montenegro, Greece, Finland and of course her home town of St. Petersburg.

Currently, Margarita is working on her third degree from the Art Faculty of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Finland. She has also recently spent time studying and painting at the famed artistic community of Academicheskaya Dacha, (Academic Dacha) near Moscow. The village has been the spiritual heart of Russian art since the village was founded in 1884 and home of many of the great Russian artists over the last century and a half.

 

 

 

 

 

dildo1"Evening (Greece)". 25½'' x 35½'', 2011, Oil on Canvas, $3,200

dildo2"Snappy Day (Nikolskiy Cathedral, St.Petersburg)"
9¾'' x 15¾'', 2010, Oil on Board, $750
 

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