Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

April 2019 Monthly Auction

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.

hallOver 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.

 

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Kapitolina A. Rumayntseva, "Lilacs by the Window"
28" x 20", 1956, Oil on Canvas
Estimated at $6,000 to $7,000, Krieger Ricks 24 Cartat Gold Frame
Current Bid $3,000 E. Bingham

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. Remember, there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins!

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 BID FORM

Rumiantseva-Kapitolina-AlexeevnaKapitolina Alekseevna Rumayntseva- (1925-2002)
Russian, Soviet artist, painter, a member of the Leningrad and St. Petersburg Union of artists.

Her artistic fate is inseparably linked with the City of Saint Petersburg. She was born and lived all her life in St. Petersburg, the great artistic center of Russia with its wonderful museums, magnificent architecture and rich history. In her later years, Kapitalina recalled that she was often taken to the Hermitage and the Russian Museum from an early age. The paintings of the famous artists, such as "The Snow Town Capture" by V. Surikov, "The Hercules" by M. Vrubel, "The Knight at the Crossroads" by V. Vasnetsov, "The Last Day of Pompeii" by K. Brullov fascinated and intrigued her with their fabulous and fantastic subjects. These paintings beloved from her childhood were her first inspiration and "teachers".

In the course of time, she formed her own artistic style and voice. From 1945-1950 she attended the Leningrad Art School under G. Shah, D. Ryazanskaya, V. Petrova, M. Shuvayev. In 1950 Rumayntseva graduated from the Tavrichesky Artistic and Pedagogical College. In 1956 she was married to Leningrad artist V.S. Vilner and gave birth to their son in the difficult post-war years.

From 1950 to 1969 she taught drawing at schools of the Moscow and Vasileostrovsky districts of Leningrad. From 1969 she worked as an artist in the workshop of Easel and Monumental Painting. At the end of the 1960's she began actively devoting her time to her art. She painted mainly for herself, for her soul. Her genre compositions, landscapes and still lifes were presented in various exhibitions. From 1970 she participated in numerous exhibitions, showing works along with works by the leading artists of Leningrad and the Soviet Union. In 1973, she was accepted to the Leningrad Branch of the Union of Artists (LOSKH).

The remainder of her life was spent on her art and it became the sense and the purpose of her life. She skillfully painted in the tradition of the Russian Impressionism. She was very creative and gained recognition mainly for her landscapes and still lifes.

In the early 1990's, Rumyantseva's paintings were a part of an expositions of works by Leningrad artists thte were presented in exhibitions all over Europe and the United States. Kapitolina Alekseevna Rumyantseva died on August 8, 2002 in St. Petersburg at the age of 77.

She is regarded as one of the main representatives of the Leningrad school of painting, most famous for her still life paintings. Her works are in the museums and private collections in Russia, France, the USA, Norway, Belgium, Italy and other countries.

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Russian Soviet artist, painter, member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artist
A. Rumyantseva Capitolina was born December 16, 1925 in Leningrad.
In 1950 Kapitolina Rumyantseva graduated from Tavricheskaya Street Art School in Leningrad.
A Pupil of G. Shakh, D. Rezanskaya, V. Petrova, M. Shuvaev.
Worked as an Art Teacher in secondary schools (1950-1969).
Since 1970 she has participated in Art Exhibitions.
Member of LCRAU since 1973.
Painted still-life's, landscapes, subject pictures.
Her brushwork evolved in the direction of strengthening the local color and decoration, while maintaining interest in the subject, give an invoice and material tangibility. Generated images invariably filled with lyricism and poetic sound.
Was a member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 - Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of the RSFSR) in 1973.
Rumyantseva Kapitolina died a August 8, 2002 in St. Petersburg at the seventy-seventh year. Her works are in museums and private collections in Russia, France, USA, Norway, Belgium, Italy and other countries.

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Past Auction Results

Auction Rules

A fun new tradition at the TKM Gallery, every month we select a painting and hold a no reserve silent auction.  Over the months there have been some 'steals' and some bidding wars but no matter the outcome, it has been exciting for our Russian art collectors.

You can print the form, and either fax the completed form to (435-658-1730) or send a simple e-mail containing the information on the bid form via e-mail to info@mccartheygallery.net.

Please be sure to include your full name, address, phone number, and email address.

In the case of identical bids, the Gallery will give precedence to the first one received, so it is to your advantage to indicate a maximum bid, and to submit your bid as early as possible.

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