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.
August Silent Auction
Engels Vasilyevich Kozlov, "Pears with Blue Background"
Congratulations to R. Hatch who placed the winning bid of $2,250 for July's silent auction paintings "Summer Shade", and "Landscape" by Victor K. Gaiduk, estimated at $3,500- $4,000.
For our August auction painting, we are pleased to present a beautiful still life by Engels Vasilyevich Kozlov. Estimated value: $3,000 to $3,500. "Pears with Blue Backgroun" is a stand out work by an important Soviet artist! Richly executed with a vibrant color palate that will add delight for generations to come.
Engels V. Kozlov is a graduate of the famed Repin Institute, a renowned member of the Leningrad School of Art, a "People's Artist of Russia", whose works are included in the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg and Tretykov Gallery, Moscow among many others.
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 $3,000 to $3,500, the current high bid is just $2,750. The next bid is $3,000, 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, Saturday, August 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.
About the Artist
Engels Vasilevich Kozlov, (1926-2007)
A People's Artist of Russia, Kozlov lived and worked in Leningrad - Saint Petersburg, one of the main representatives of the Leningrad school of painting, most famous for his genre and portrait painting. Kozlov's works are in the collections of the Russian Museum St. Petersburg and The State Tretykov Gallery Moscow.
Honored Artist of Komi Republic (1971 and Russian Federation (1982).
Engels Vasilievich Kozlov was born March 24, 1926 in Troitsko-Pechorsk, Komi Republic, USSR. When he was 11 years of age, his family moved to Syktyvkar, where he attended the Children's Art School at the House of Young Pioneers. Kozlov graduated from high school in 1945, the same year that World War II ended.
Kozlov studied at the Yarslavl Art College from 1947 to 1949 and at the Leningrad Art College from 1949 to 1950. From 1953 on, the artist took an active role in the national, zonal, local and Republican exhibitions. He also exhibited in Turkey, Finland, and Philadelphia, USA. In 1950 Kozlov was accepted at the prestigious Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, where he graduated cum laude in 1956. He was a pupil of Vitaly Valtsev and Ivan Stepashkin and graduated from the studio of the master, Yuri Neprintsev.
Kozlov became a member of the Leningrad Chapter of the Russian Artists' Union in 1956. Additionally, for the next 34 years Kozlov was a member of the Communist Party. He received the honors of the Order of Friendship of Nations, the Medal for Labor Valiance, USSR Academy of Arts and USSR Council of Ministers diplomas, and a prize from the Kirov Factory in Leningrad.
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!
230 South 500 West #225, Salt Lake City, UT 84101,
Hours: By appoinment or 6- 9 pm for Gallery Stroll (the third Friday of every month)
Russian & Soviet Impressionism
August Featured Works, 25% Off
Aleksandr P. Sukhov, By the Pier
Aleksandr P. Sukhov, "In the Vineyard"
Sergei N. Vedeneyev, "Port of Klaipeda"