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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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May Silent Auction!

1624- Chuikov Street in YaltaYevgeny V. Chuikov, "Street in Yalta"
19" x 27", 1964, Oil on Board
Estimated at $4,500 to $5,500,
Krieger Ricks 24 Carat Gold Framed Current Bid $1,250, by M. Hansen

Congratulations to S. Klintworth who placed the winning bid of $1,250 for March's silent auction, a beautiful impressionistic seascape, "Port of Klaipeda", by Sergei Nikolaevich Vedeneyev, estimated at $3,500- $4,500.

As our April silent auction, we are pleased to present a beautiful impressionist floral still life, "Lilacs by the Window", by Kapitolina Alekseevna Rumyantseva, estimated at $6,000- $7,000.

This month's auction painting is an extraordinary work. It was painted in 1956, the peak period of Russian Impressionistic painting. Apart from being a skilled and beautiful work by a renowned artist, the painting presents an important message, a return to normalcy after the horrors of the Great Patriotic War. The delicate teacup and open window are symbols of a return to life as it was.

Over the years, beginning from when we first traveled to the Soviet Union in 1990, we have acquired several thousand works of Russian art. Out of all those paintings "Lilacs by the Window" by Kapitolina A. Rumayntseva, has always been a favorite and it has been hanging in my home for much of the last 25 years. I'll certainly miss seeing those alluring lilacs daily but am thrilled they will continue to bring joy and inspiration to one lucky auction bidder!

The painting is beautifully framed with a hand carved 24-carat gold Krieger-Ricks custom frame, easily valued at $2,000 or more.

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids in March's auction. This is an exceptional opportunity to add a beautiful work by a highly acclaimed artist to your collection.

"Lilacs by the Window" is estimated at $6,000 to $7,000, the current high bid is just $3,000! The next bid is $3,250, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.

Bids will be taken via telephone, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Wednesday, May 1st. At the end of the auction the high bid wins! Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

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ChuikovKYevgeny Vasilievich Chuikov-(1924- 2000)

Yevgeny V. Chuikov was born on May 18, 1924 in the village of Nizhny Reut, Kursk region Russia. His father Vasiliy Chuikov was an accountant and Evgeniy was the second eldest of three brothers. In 1933 the family moved to Zaporizhia, Ukraine and Chuikov began attending the local art school under the stewardship I. F. Fedyanin. He quickly distinguished himself with his strong visual memory and intuitive feeling for color but the pursuit of further art education was however halted by the commencement of the Second World War.
In 1943, at the age of 19, he enrolled into the Red Army and joined the 3rd Ukrainian Front (Southwestern Front). He was assigned to a reconnaissance unit and took part in the Russian advance across the Dnieper. As the Red Army progressed, Chuikov joined the 3rd Belorussian Front and fought in the Prague Offensive and the Battle of Berlin. He served in Berlin until 1946 after which time he returned to Zaporizhia. For his service during the War he was awarded the 2nd and 3rd Order of Glory and the Medal "For Courage" as well as numerous other accolades.

In 1948, working as an artist designer at Zaporizhstal, Chuikov became friends with several other young artists and had joined the local artist workshop. It was at this moment that the Zaporizhia school of art was born and encompassed other artists like G. Kolosovsky, Korobov, Fomin and Akinshin. Together they were united by their fascination and love of nature. In the footsteps of the Russian Realists and Impressionists they tried to convey not simply the light, tone and color but the sound and air of any given moment.

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