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.
November Silent Auction
Congratulations to H. Cardon who placed the winning bid of $2,750 for "Landscape", by Veniamin A. Safaonov, valued at $4,000- $5,000.
For our November silent auction we present this wonderful painting, "Autumn is Coming", by one of the premier landscape artists of the second half of the twentieth century, Mikhail Vasilievich Akinshin. Akinshin had a unique ability to capture people as well as the beautiful landscapes of village life. He painted the countryside with emotion and reverence, always full of truth and integrity. Akinshin captured the gentility, vastness and living breath of the countryside of his native Ukraine and Uzbekistan where he studied.
In this work Akinshin combines the spontaneity of a one time plein air outing together with the bright, particularly Ukrainian, colors that are noted in many artists of the period. Mikhail Vasilievich Akinshin brings a vibrancy and spirit to this piece which marks it as a classic.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to add a great work by a fantastic artist to your collection. The Current bid is just $3,250!
We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. The next bid is $3,500, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. The auction will end Saturday November 30th at 6:00 pm. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site.
Stephen Justesen, Gallery Director
Mikhail Vasilievich Akinshin, (1927- 1980) Zaporozhye, Ukraine
Translated from the original Russian
Mikhail Vasilievich Akinshin was born on February 18, 1927 in the village Lomovo, Kursk Region into a peasant's family. In 1951 M.V. Akinshin finished the Tashkent Art School. For a year he taught drawing at school. In 1953 he moved to the town of Zaporozhye and since this time has worked as a professional artist.
The artist travels often and has visited many places of our country. Everywhere, he tries to see and reproduce characteristic features of the terrain and its coloring. At the same time, M.V. Akinshin emphasizes skillfully his creative projects and in doing so retains peculiarities of his pictorial vision. The artist is especially carried away with diversity of our life, with fast rhythms and dynamics of contemporaneous. Probably, because of this, the local landscape became the main genre of his creative work.
Among landscapes created by M.V. Akinshin from 1968 to 1970, it is necessary to mention the picture titled "A Northern Little Town - Velikiy Ustyug". Here the artist's beloved composition device is used -- high horizon. It gave the artist the opportunity to show the place from the bird's eye view. The attention is attracted to the originality of the old town.
However, the artist does not consistently repeat this skillfully found method. For example, in the other landscape "Evening", the same place is represented in a different way. Here the view is from below with sharp color contrasts of bright red and orange buildings against the blue sky background. The artist shows a close-up of several buildings in major optimistic combinations with the Old Russian architecture.
He gives much attention to the work on studies during yearly trips over towns of our country. His paintings are not simply enlarged studies, not merely a mechanical transfer of a motif but laborious work on assertions of his views, image bearing executions of reality filled with personal feelings, emotional experiences and thoughts.
The landscape "Summer" which is in Zaporozhye Art Museum should also be attributed to the best of his works. Having reached the creative maturity, Mikhail Vasilievich Akinshin peers into life fixedly and represents it more truthfully and deeply.
Akinshin, Mikhail Vasilievich (1927-1980)
- Born in Kursk, studied at Tashkent Art College. Active in Zhaporozhe, Ukraine from 1953. Specialized
Margarita Kolobova- New Works!
Although a relatively new artist to the Gallery and certainly one of the youngest, Margarita Kolobova has quickly become a favorite. A graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Kolobova is among just a few young Russian artists with formal academic training who carry on the rich legacy of the great Russian impressionist masters.
Gallery visitors are drawn to her en plein air works of beautiful churches, monasteries, and the Russian countryside. Kolobova's bold, yet harmonious color palette, rich brush strokes, and amazing depth instantly draw the viewer in. So much so, that Kolobova's works don't remain in the Gallery for long. We have just received several new works and invite you to enjoy a few of them below.
Russian & Soviet Impressionism
The Gallery, Full of New WorksWe 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
Aleksandr P. Sukhov, "Mountains in Uzbekistan"