McCarthey Gallery - July 2020 Monthly Auction
Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

July 2020 Monthly Auction

Congratulations to S. Fisher who placed the winning bid of $3,500 for Junes's silent auction painting, "Claret Peonies" by Vladimir Filippov, Estimated at $4,000 to $5,000.

As our July silent auction selection, we are pleased to present a magical summer landscape, "Village End" by Victor Kopayev, estimated at $3,500 to $4,500.

Like most Russian artists, Kopaev was strongly influenced by the world around him. Born in the Republic of Karelia, which borders the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea. Kopayev was mesmerized by the beauty of Russia's countryside and small villages. The influential newspaper Kommersant wrote for the opening of Kopayev's 2006 Moscow exhibition- "Victor Kopaev's paintings are 'portraits' of the beauty of the expansive and rich nature of the Russian landscape. Not subject to time nor dependent on human emotion."

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Victor Kopayev, "Village End"
19" x 31", 1992, Oil on Canvas
Estimated at $3,500 to $4,5000- Framed, Current Bid $2,250 by K. Jenny

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

Estimated at $3,500 to $4,500, the current high bid is just $2,250! The next bid is $2,500, 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 MST, Friday, July 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

Note: You may place a maximum bid and the Gallery will bid on your behalf up to your maximum. By placing a maximum bid you will be assured you are not out bid at the last minute.

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Kopaev, Victor, 1966- Present

Kopayev. "Village End", framed

Victor Kopaev, was born in 1966, to a simple working class family in the Russian Republic of Karelia.

His first introduction to drawing took place during evening drawing courses held at the local high school.

He later went on to attend the Art School named after A.G. Venetianov in Tver from 1985 to 1989 where he graduated.

Kopaev's works are rooted in the the achievements of the Russian classical school of academic painting. He is a member of the Moscow River School, a school steeped in the academic tradition. Many contemporary artists consider Kopaev to be one of the greatest living Russian masters of the landscape genre,

Kopaev's works are in private and corporate collections of the USA, Germany, Finland, Israel, Poland and Italy including the permanent collections of the Institute of the Russian Economy and Culture, the Russian Embassy in Ireland, the Russian Embassy in Hungary, The Art Centre of Belfast, Ireland, Bayer AG (Germany) and Rand Xerox (USA) and in the official art collection of the President of Russia (Kremlin, Moscow.

About Victor Kopaev

Studied at the Venetianov Tver art college, Department of Design 1985-1989.
Since 1987, he was a participant in the annual exhibitions of the creative association "Artists of the Upper Volga Region".
Since 1990 freelance painter and graphic artist.
1990 "Artists of the upper Volga" CDK "Medalist".
1991 "Autumn - Winter" house of culture "Khimvolokno", Tver
1993 Exhibition in Germany
1993 Personal exhibition in O. A. A.
1995 Tver "Results of the Year"
1998 Exhibition in England
1999 Personal exhibition in Germany
2000 Mars Center for contemporary art, Moscow
2001 Exhibition in Kaliningrad "From Russia to Russia"
2004 Becomes a member of the Artists' Union of Moscow
2006 Exhibition Moscow
2007 Exhibition "International Art Salon"
2009 Exhibition in Slovakia
2009 House of Artists, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
2009 Poltava Art Museum, Poltava, Ukraine.
2011 Exhibition in Luxembourg. Exhibition Hall in the RCSC.
2011 Tver Museum of modern art, Tver
2012 Solo exhibition at the Museum of Saltykov Shchedrin, Tver
2015 "Landscape of native land" City house of culture,Torzhok
2017 "Personal" porcupine Gallery, Tver
2019 "Art breakthrough" Central exhibition hall, Tver

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

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.

Bid Form

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Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery
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Tel: 435-658-1691