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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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Septmber Silent Auction!

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Aleksandr P. Sukhov, "Windy Day" 19" x 29", 1963
Estimate, $3,500 to $4,500 -unframed, Current Bid $1,000 by M. Mason

Congratulations to B. Walker who placed the winning bid of $3,250 for Augusts's silent auction painting
"Summer", by Yevgeni V. Solovyev, estimated at $4,000- $5,000.

As our September silent auction selection we are pleased to present a beautiful impressionistic landscape, "Windy Day", by Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov, estimated at $3,500- $4,500.

This painting is a 'plein air' study, a sketch, painted from life in one sitting. A sketch is the quickest and perhaps the most authentic look at an artist's immediate impression of the countryside. It is not romanticized nor are all the details worked out. Alexander Pavlovich simply and rawly painted what he saw at that moment. It was March 1963 on a cold, windswept morning near the Zarafshan Mountains of Uzbekistan.

The painting was a favorite of the artist. It remained in his studio office from the time it was painted in 1963 until his death in 1991.

Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov is a recognized a master artist of the Soviet period. Sukhov was an important leader of the arts in Moscow from the time he arrived in Moscow in 1939 for the next fifty years.

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 $3,500 - $4,500, the current high bid is just $1,000! The next bid is $1,250, 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 MDT, Monday, October 1st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

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Alexander Pavlovich Sukhov, (1921-1991)
(translated from the original Russian)

Sukhov was born in the town of Kasimov (Ryazan Region) in 1921. He lived and worked in Moscow since 1939. He was a member of Moscow Union of Artists and graduated from the Artistic College named after the Memory of the 9th of January in Moscow. Since 1953, he participated in the City, Republican, zonal and All-Union Art Exhibitions. In 1941-1945, he fought in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).

Disounts- 25% to 60% off, 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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