Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery


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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February Silent Auction 

Vladimir Viktorovich Filippov, "Awakening Stream"

27½'' x 23½'', 2009, Oil on Canvas
Estimate $6,000- $7,000, Winning Bid $3,500 R. Pinola

Congratulations to M. Bucciarelli who placed the winning bid of $3,000 for February's auction piece Vegetables" by Larisa Pavlovna Beshkinskaya, daughter of the famous Georgian artist Pavel Vasilyevich Beshkinsky.

For our March silent auction, we are pleased to offer the perfect work to celebrate Spring, "Awakening Stream" by Vladimir Viktorovich Filippov. Valued at $6,000- $7,000, the current high bid is just $3,500 with only a few days to go.

One of Russia's most talented up-and-coming artists, Filippov is one of the Gallery's favorite painters has grown to be one of the most respected landscape artists painting in Russia today.

Filippov was trained, and lives in the renowned Russian art village "Akademicheskaya Dacha" or Academic Dacha, halfway between Moscow and St Petersburg. For more than 130 years, this village has been almost a sacred place for Russian artists. Filippov was introduced to theMcCarthey Gallery by the master painter Yuri Kugach (recently deceased at age 97), who was named as one of the top 10 artists of Russia in the twentieth century. Under this tutelage, Vladimir has become a respected and sought after Russian artist.

Filippov captures the native Russian countryside with a vivid intimacy that can be captured only by people who love and live close to the land. The contrasts and vividness of colors in "Lilac at the Pond" shows Filippov's high level of skill and his natural talent of representing the Russian countryside. The shadows and mood in this work accentuate the wonder of this painting. This painting would make an excellent addition to a mature collection or as a great painting to start your collection.

This is indeed a rare opportunity not to miss! Estimated at $5,000 to $6,000 with a current high bid of just $3,500.

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. The next bid is $3,750, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. Please note that you may place a maximum bid and the Gallery will bid on your behalf up to your maximum. The auction will end Monday March 31st at 7:00 pm. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.

New- Gallery Treasure Chest!

iiAlthough a We have just added a fun new feature to the Gallery, our "Treasure Chest" which really is full of great art treasures. The chest features numerous small unframed paintings, all very affordable with most being under $1,000, many less than $500.

Stop in and explore the chest and see what treasures await you!


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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The Gallery, Full of New Works

We continue adding great new works to the Gallery. Never before have we had such a wide variety of fresh new work, including paintings by new artists Larisa Aukton and Ken Spencer, plus new paintings from Kamille Cory, Olya Cheney and many more from our Russian masters for the summer season. If you haven't stopped by the gallery, or visited our website lately, now is a perfect time. We are certain you will find many fantastic new works, many of which are quite affordable.

Kamille Cory, "Silver Charentais Melon" 14'' x 18'', 2011, Oil on Board, $3,600

Kamille Cory, "Silver Charentais Melon"
14'' x 18'', 2011, Oil on Board, $3,600



Aleksandr P. Sukhov, "Mountains in Uzbekistan"
19¾'' x 27½'', 1966, Oil on Board $6,500


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Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery
444 Main Street
Park City, Utah 84060
Tel: 435-658-1691