McCarthey Gallery - Monthly Auction
Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery

February 2021 Monthly Auction

We have been on a short break from our monthly No Reserve Silent Auctions, but will return with new and even more exciting works in April as we debut a new website with many new paintings so stay tuned! As and appetizer, for our February silent auction selection, we are pleased to present this serene winter city landscape, "Blue February", by Piotr Serapionovich Krokholev, estimated at $2,000- $2,500. The current bid is $1,000! For this months auction we are accepting bids in increments of just $100.Which provides an even better opportunity to add a beautiful work to your collection.

P. Krokholev, who survived the Great Patriotic war and graduated from the renowned Repin Institute, is a true master. In Krokholev's work you can see that he was greatly influenced by the traditions of Russian art and by it's famed painters such as V. Surkilov, Valendtin Serov, Mikhail Vrubel, Ilja Repin, Isaak Levitan, Ivan Shishkin and others.

He primarily painted portraits and landscapes which vividly depicted his native land in all its beauty, history and present-day life.

In 1970 Krokholev was bestowed the title of "Honored Artist of Belarus and was a constant participant in All-Union, Republic and Regional exhibitions. He participated in several international exhibitions as well (China, Romania, England, Poland and Japan). His works are in the collections of the Byelorussian State Museum Mink, regional Russian Museums and the Springville Museum, USA.

In this painting, "Painting", Piotr Serapionovich celebrates and captures a simple serene moment of this beautiful village in the cold, blue month of February

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Krokholev, Piotr Serapionovich
"Winter Landscape"
27½'' x 19¾'', 1963, Oil on Board
Estimate $2,000 to $2,500- Current Bid $1,000 by W. Lincoln, Unframed

We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids 's last month. This is a rare opportunity to add a beautiful work by a highly acclaimed artist to your collection. Estimated at $2,000 to $2,500, the current high bid is just $1,000! The next bid is $1,100, followed by minimum bidding increments of $100. 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, Tuesday March 2nd. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's website.

Note that 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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Piotr Serapionovich Krokholev , 1919- 1997

Piotr Krokholev, a Minsk painter, Merited Art Worker of the Byelorussian Republic, was born on October 5, 1919 in the District of Shadrinsk of the Kurgan Region (Russia).

In 1933-1937 Krokholev studied at the Pedagogical College in the city of Sverdlovsk where the family moved to. In 1937 he entered the Sverdlovsk Art College and studied there only three years. In 1939 Krokholev was called to serve in the army. Krokholev was a participant of the Great Patriotic War.

On demobilizing, in 1945, Krokholev became a student of the Repin Institute (Leningrad). His teachers at the Institute were V. Oreshnikov, A. Mylnikov, I. Serebrjanny, Y. Neprintsev, B. Fogel. In 1952 he graduated from the Leningrad Repin Institute. "The Arrest of T.G. Shevchenko in 1859" was his graduation work.

Krokholev's creative activity is greatly influenced by the traditions of Russian art and such painters as V. Surkilov, Valendtin Serov, Mikhail Vrubel, Ilja Repin, Isaak Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, Titian, El Greco, Van Deik and others.

"To paint means for me to portray our Motherland," says Krokholev. Krokholev paints pictures, portraits and landscapes vividly depicting his native land in all its beauty, history and present-day life. Land and its people are the main theme of P. Krokholev's paintings. His Organization of a Collective Farm in 1929 (1957), Land Collectivization (1967, a triptych), First Commune in Byelorussia (1969), Towards New Life (1972) reproduce very well the sweeping changes in the life of the Byelorussian village under collectivization. Former Marches (1958), Having Seen Off Those Leavings for the Front (1968). Before An Operational Sortie (1974) portray the feats of the people in the Great Patriotic War.

A great deal of the artist's pieces are portraits of collective farmers (Portrait of a Collective Farmer [1961], Portrait of a Herdsman [1962], Portrait of a Fishman [1949] and landscapes depicting the beautiful nature of the artist's native land, Early in April [1962], Birch Trees [1963], and Spring Vyacha River [1965]).

Instructor of the Byelorussian Institute of Theatrical Art (Minsk), P. Krokholev devoted much time and energy to educating young artists.

In 1970 Krokholev was awarded the title of the Merited Art Worker of the Byelorussian SSR.

Krokholev was a constant participant of All-Union, Republic and Region exhibitions. He participated in several international art exhibitions as well (China, Romania, England, Poland and Japan). His works are in the collection of the Byelorussian State Museum Mink, regional Russian Museums and the Springville Museum, USA.

Piotr Serapionovich Krokholev, 1919- 1997

In 1939 he graduated from the Sverdlovsk Art College.
In 1952 he graduated from the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Repin.
He worked in all genres of easel painting.
Since 1956, the Belarusian Union of Artists.
Since 1970 - Honored Artist of Belarus.
He taught at the Minsk Art School (1953-1956), the Belarusian Polytechnic Institute (1956-61), Belorussian Theatre and Art Institute (1961-1995). Professor (since 1982).
P.Kroholeva works are in the National Art Museum of Belarus, Museum of Modern Art in Minsk, the funds of the Belarusian Union of Artists, Mogilev Regional Art Museum. P.Maslennikova.

 

 

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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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Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery
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