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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December Silent Auction!

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Sergei N. Vedeneyev, "Park near Palanga City"
"19" x 27" unframed, 1967, Oil on Board
Estimated at $3,000 to $4,000, Framed, Current Bid $1,000 by C. Garza

The Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery wishes you a very happy and successful New Year filled with the best of Russian art and culture! What better way to start the new year than by participating in the Gallery's monthly no reserve silent auction!

As our December auction, we are pleased to present a work perfect for the the season, a
beautiful winter forest landscape, "Park Near Palanga City", by Sergei Nikolaevich Vedeneyev, estimated at $3,000- $4,000.

Vedeneyev, painted "Park Near Palanga City", plein air. He woke before sunrise to capture the beauty and isolation of the forest as the first emerging rays of sunlight were cast. The painting has a fascinating composition, light and vibrant brush strokes and a striking color pallet. This combines to create a dynamic landscape painting that changes with the different times of the day and with the seasons.

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids in November's auction. Congratulations to K. Jenny who placed the winning bid of $3,750 for "Roses", by Alexander I. Berergovoy, estimated at $7,000- $9,000.

"Park near Palanga City" is estimated at $3,000 to $4,000, the current high bid is just $1,000! The next bid is $1,250, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.

Bids will be taken via telephone, or e-mail until 7:00 pm MST, Wednesday, January 2nd. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

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Sergey Nikolayevich Vedeneev was born in the Smolenskaya Village in the Yaroslav Region on August 11, 1908. From 1935 to 1937 he studied at Art at the prestigious University of Yaroslavl under the guidance of professor S.F. Shitov. Later, from 1937 to 1940 he moved to Ivanovo where he worked and studied in the Studio of N.P. Serekin.

In 1946 he moved to Kostroma and began painting. From that time he actively participated in many City, Regional and Republican Art Exhibitions. Several personal exhibitions of the artist were held in his home town of Kostroma. In addition to his work as painter he also illustrated many books, including those of J. Verne and L.Panteleev for the Regional Publishing House in Kostroma. Sergey Nikolayevich Vedeneev continued the traditions of the Russian realistic Art School. He painted genre composition, portraits, landscapes. The artist's paintings can be found in museums' and private art collections in Russia and abroad.

Seasons Greetings

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Our Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season!
In celebration we are OFFERING SPECIAL HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS OF 25% to 60% OFF ON ALL PAINTINGS through January 1st!

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Russian Art: Soviet Working Class Impressionism
November 16 through January 31st

Friday December 7, Gallery Stroll reception

6-9 pm 461 East 100 South Salt Lake City


Valentin P. Khohrin, "Building New Houses
"36" x 61", 1951, Oil on Canvas $15,000


 Ilya Lvovich Katz, "Senezh"
24" x 31", 1948, Oil on Canvas, $2,500

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Vladimir Viktorovich, Filippov, "Sunny Day"
23" x 35", 2011, Oil on Canvas 4,500


Boris A. Nepomnyaschy, "Babushki Sewing"
19" x 22", Oil on Board $2,800

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!



Mailing Address: 54 B Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Tel: 801.755.7072
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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