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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May Silent Auction

9135wVictor Nikolaevich Butko, "Yalta- Yachts at the Pier"
25" x 35", 2008, Oil on Canvas
Estimate, $5,000 to $6,000, Current Bid $1,500 by J. Haney

Congratulations to A. M. Wright who placed the winning bid of $2,250 for April's silent auction painting "Fruit with Russian Shawl", by Engels V. Kozlov, estimated at $4,500- $5.500.

This month we present as the auction painting "Yalta- Yachts at the Pier" by one of Russia's up and coming masters, Victor Nikolaevich Butko. Victor is a long time friend of the gallery and scion of a great family of Russian artists. He is the heir to a legacy of greatness in Russian Impressionistic art studying at the Academic Dacha under some of the great masters Alexei and Sergei Tkachev and Grigory Chainikov. Butko paints in the tradition of his ancestors, with exquisite artistry and sensitivity, portraying the special beauty of his country's landscape and its people.

If you have or are building a serious Russian collection, a painting by Victor Butko would make a great addition. For example, a Tkachev Brothers painting might easily sell for $150,000. The next generation, a Grigoriy Chainikov painting, might sell for $50,000, but the work of the young artist, Victor Butko, currently sells in the range of $6,000!

We are pleased to offer this opportunity to our Gallery clients. This painting would make an exceptional addition to any collection or a great painting to start your collection. We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month.

Estimated at $5,000 to $6,000, the current high bid is just $1,500. The next bid is $1,750, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. Remember, there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins! To ensure you don't miss out on a great painting due to a last minute bid, be sure to place a maximum bid.

Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until 7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site

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Read more about this month's artist, auction rules, bid form and past auction results...

About the Artist

The Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery is pleased and honored to be able to represent the work of Victor N. Butko, scion of a great family of Russian artists. In the tradition of his ancestors, Butko paints with exquisite artistry and sensitivity, portraying the special beauty of his country's landscape and its people.

Victor Nikolaevich Butko is the youngest Russian artist the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery has ever represented. We are proud to have his art in our gallery, as Victor is the heir to a legacy of greatness in Russian Impressionistic art. It was almost five years ago that legendary Russian artists Alexei and Sergei Tkachev introduced us to Victor Butko. The Tkachevs have known Victor since he was a child. Butko comes from an family of artists. Victor's grandfather and mother have received many honors as artists and they participated in exhibitions around the world. Young Butko spent summers at the family country house at the village of Academic Dacha. The Academic Dacha is half way between St. Petersburg and Moscow and has been a summer painting refuge for generations of Russian artists. That is where, at eight years of age, Butko was first noticed by the grand patriarch brothers of Russian Impressionism. The Tkachevs closely followed the development and career of Victor guiding and mentoring him along the way.

On one of our many visits to Academic Dacha, the brothers invited our group to meet Victor. As a delegation, we went to the small house and studio of the Butko family. Grigoriy Chainikov joined us. Unannounced, we knocked on the door. The young artist was surprised and a bit embarrassed by the attention. Taking charge, Sergei Tkachev began grabbing Butko's paintings and extolling the talent of the young, red-faced artist. Tkachev said that Butko's work was the next generation of greatness. Following the work of the brothers, then Grigoriy Chainikov, the mantle of Russian Impressionism would fall to Victor. Tkachev added, he was quite comfortable with leaving the burden of Russian Impressionism in the talented hands of Victor Nikolaevich Butko. That was the day that we, of the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery, invited Victor Butko to be our partner. Ever since he has been growing as an artist and creating new jewels in the tradition of Russian Impressionism. He is fulfilling the prophecy of Sergei Tkachev.

Read More about Victor Butko and view details from "Yalta- Yachts at the Pier"...

New Salt Lake City Gallery & Wharehouse

Dear friends, collectors and Russian art enthusiasts!

After an amazing and successful 14 years in business on Main Street it is with mixed emotions that we announce the closure of our Park City location April 12th, to consolidate our operations at our Salt Lake City showroom and internet sales.

As a thank you for your support over these many years and to reduce inventory, we are offering special discounts of 25%, 40%, 50% and 60% on all paintings and ornaments through April 12th only!

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 This is a unparalleled opportunity to add some great works of art to your collection by some of the top artists of the 20th century!

After April 12th will continue operations through our monthly newsletter, our monthly no-reserve silent auctions, at www.McCartheyGallery.net and by appointment at our Salt Lake City showroom (801-755-7072).

View a sample of the works that are discounted 25%, 40%, 50%, & 60%!

 

 

 

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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May Featured Works

1660Akinshin, Mikhail Vasilievich, "Morning"
17¼'' x 31'', 1958, Oil on Canvas, $1,900

2956awebSavchenkova, Maria Vladimirovna, "Needle Woman"
19¾'' x 27½'', 1965, Oil on Cardboard, $6,000

9879SWGaiduk, Victor Kirillovich, "Still Life Basket with Flowers"
7½'' x 10½'', 1970"s, Gouache on Paper, $700

 

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Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery
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Tel: 435-658-1691
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