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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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July Silent Auction!

2679 edit newsletterKonstantin K. Kalugin, "Village Summer"
20" x 28", 1950, Oil on Board
Estimate $3,000 to $4,000 -framed, Current Bid $1,750 R. A. Boykin

Congratulations to S. Klintworth who placed the winning bid of $2,000 for Junes's silent auction painting "Old Water Tower", by Mikhail, F. Grachev, estimated at $4,000- $5,000.

We are pleased to present as our July silent auction selection a wonderful abstract landscape, "Summer Village", by Konstantin K. Kalugin, estimated at $3,000- $4,000.

Born in 1910, Konstantin K. Kalugin lived through many exciting, yet tragic times. The Communist Revolution of 1917, World War One, the Russian Civil War, Collectivization, the Great Patriotic War where he fought against the Nazi's and finally Stalin's purges.

Despite all of the horror and violence Konstantin experienced, he followed his passion for painting. His talent was first recognized as a small child in he village where he was born. He then went on to attend a regional art school and later graduated from the renowned Repin Academy in St. Petersburg. In 1970 Kalugin was awarded the title of the Merited Artist of the Byelorussian Republic.
Konstantin, through his art, forgot the horrors he lived through. He honored the beauty and tranquility of his Motherland with landscapes from the heart. The beauty of a simple, peaceful village, a farmhouse, children paying and chickens roaming were to him the greatest tribute to those who perished.The Soviet people embraced this artist. They loved and honored the man, the sacrifice and images. Tired of war, he returned to the simplicity of the Russian peasant life. His images are iconic and peaceful.

Konstantin's landscape "Summer Village" painted just five years after the end of the war is an act of liberation and defiance. The craftsmanship is superb. The colors bright bold and optimistic. The work is a beautiful tribute to his people after unimaginable suffering. It says, simply, we won. And this is what we fought for.

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. This is another exceptional opportunity to add a beautiful work by a noted artist to your collection. Estimated at $3,000 - $4,000, the current high bid is just $1,750! The next bid is $2,000, 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, July 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

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Kalugin, Konstantin Konstantinovich (1919- 1997)
(translated from the original Russian)

Konstantin Kalugin, a Minsk painter, Merited Art Worker of the Byelorussian Republic, was born on October 5, 1919 in the District of Shadrinsk of the Kurgan Region (Russia).

In 1933-1937 Kalugin studied at the Pedagogical College in the city of Sverdlovsk where the family moved to. In 1937 he entered the Sverdlovsk Art College and studied there only three years. In 1939 Kalugin was called up to the army. Kalugin was a participant of the Great Patriotic War.

On demobilizing, in 1945, Kalugin became a student of the Repin Institute (Leningrad). His teachers at the Institute were V. Oreshnikov, A. Mylnikov, I. Serebrjanny, Y. Neprintsev, B. Fogel. In 1952 he graduated from the Leningrad Repin Institute. The Arrest of T.G. Shevchenko in 1859 was his graduation picture.

Kalugin's creative activity is greatly influenced by the traditions of Russian art and such painters as V. Surkilov, Valendtin Serov, Mikhail Vrubel, Ilja Repin, Isaak Levitan, Ivan Shishkin and Titian, El Greco, Van Deik and others.

Russia: History and Arts of an Empire- Moscow, Suzdal, Vladimir and St. Petersburg

Private, Small Group Tour, August 25 to September 4, 2018     Full Details

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 Discounts- 25% to 60% off, view all works!  

 

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Vedeneyev, Sergei Nikolaevich, "Port of Klaipeda"
9'' x 27ΒΌ'', 1971, Oil on Board, $3,500 - 50% / $1,750 = $1,750

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Vladimir V. Goltsov, "Green May"
19" x 26", 1976, Oil on Canvas, $4,500 - 60% / $2,700 = $1,800

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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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New Salt Lake City Gallery & Wharehouse

Good News! We are now fully settled into our new Gallery and Warehouse in downtown Salt Lake City and are ready to show you some great Russian Impressionist art. The majority of the works in the new Gallery have never been exhibited before!

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230 South 500 West #225, Salt Lake City, UT 84101,
Mailing Address: 54 B Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
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Hours: By appointment or 6- 9 pm for Gallery Stroll (the third Friday of every month)

 

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