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August 2015
  
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Aвгустовский бюллетень!
   
  
Grigory L. Chainikov, "Silent Evening"
15'' x 39'', 2005, Oil on Canvas
Estimate $12,000- $15,000, Current Bid 3,750, by T. Winters
August Silent Auction 
      
For our August silent auction, we are excited to offer a very special work, "Silent Evening", by the master Russian Realist painter Grigory Leontievich Chainikov, valued at $12,000- $15,000 and with a current high bid of just $3,750. 
 
In the many years we have been presenting our monthly silent auction, this month's auction work is possibly the best and certainly the most valuable work we have ever offered! This month's auction truly is a not-to-miss opportunity to add a museum caliber work by one of the most recognized artists of the period to your collection. Remember, there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins!
 

Antonin Passemard, "Apples at Night"
12'' x 16'', 2013, Oil on Canvas, $1,250
Wonderful New Artists- Anastasia Dukhanina & Antonin Passemard!
 
We are pleased to welcome two new astoundingly talented impressionistic artists to the Gallery, Anastasia Dukanina and Antonin Passemard. Both artists currently live and work in St. Petersburg Russia and Burgundy France.
 
Antonin is a graduate of the Beaux Art School of France and Anastasia a graduate of the famed Repin Academy in St. Petersburg. 
  
Both artists are members of the group "Realism Without Borders", frequently participate in Plein Air exhibitions in the U.S., France and Russia and have received numerous awards for their work.
   
Read More and View More Works...
  
A great group on the bank of the Neva River, St. Petersburg
Russian 2015 Art Tour- An Amazing, Fun-Filled Trip! 
  
We recently returned from our yearly Russian Art and Culture Tour. It was an amazing, twelve fun-filled days full of art, history, and culture with stops in St. Petersburg, Ulyanovsk, and Moscow.
 
A few notable highlights were our visits to the studios of Margarita Kolobova, Antonin Passemard, and Anatasia Dukhanina's, a private tour of the Repin Academy and lunch with the students, a behind the scenes tour of the Hermitage Museum, front row seats at the Kirov Ballet and Moscow Circus and our trip to the village of Prishlonika to visit the Arkady Plastov Museum and studio where we were hosted by the Plastov family.  
  
One of our most unusual and fun experiences came during our visit to the Lenin Museum in Ulyanovsk where our entire group was sworn in as "Young Pioneers", complete with a flag color guard salute! 
  
Below are some photo highlights from St. Petersburg. More details, photos and highlights from Ulyanovsk and Moscow will be featured in upcoming Newsletters. Stay tuned for details and dates for our 2016 trip! 

 
Mai Dantsig, "The New Apartment"
Oil on Canvas, 1965
Romance in Soviet Art
The Museum of Russian Art
Through 
September 20th

If you happen to be in the Minneapolis area plan a visit to the current exhibition, "Romance in Soviet Art". The exhibition features approximately forty paintings covering the themes of love and marriage reflected through the artistic lenses of several major Soviet artists including Geli Korzhev, Vladimir Nekrasov, Mai Dantsig, Vasili Nechitailo, Igor Razdrogin, Oleg Lomakin, Valerian Formozov, and other artists.
  
Dating predominantly from the 1950's and 1960's, the paintings depict young couples, amorous exchanges, weddings and family scenes all amidst the hustle and bustle of industrial work and the Soviet ideal. These paintings afford an unparalleled insight into representations of private life in Soviet Russia. 
 

Kamille Corry, "Peonies in a Stone Bowl"
11'' x 14'',  2015, Oil on Linen, $5,700
Gallery Stroll Featuring New Works by Cory, Locke & Spencer- Friday 
August 28th

For this month's Gallery stroll we will be new featuring beautiful new works from gallery favorites Kamille Cory, Cathy Locke and Ken Spencer. We have also added new and very affordable gems to the treasure chest. If you haven't visited the Gallery in a while, this month's Gallery Stroll is the perfect time to do so an enjoy a night out in Park City! -View some of the Works!
 
The Gallery Stroll takes place the last Friday of every month and is sponsored by the Park City Gallery Association. The stroll takes place from 6 to 9 p.m.
 
Enjoy the newsletter!
  
Stephen Justesen, Gallery Director    Contact the Gallery...
August Silent Auction!Auction

Congratulations to B Baldridge for placing the winning bid of $2,000 for July's silent auction painting "Evening", by Margartia Kolobova", estimated at $3,500- $4,500.
  
As our August auction selection, we are pleased to offer a very special work, "Silent Evening", by the master Russian Realist painter Grigory Leontievich Chainikov, valued at $12,000- $15,000 and framed in a 24 carat gold leaf Krieger-Ricks frame. The current high bid is just $4,000. 
 
In the many years we have been presenting our monthly silent auction, this month's auction work is the best and the most valuable work we have ever offered! This month's auction truly is a very rare opportunity to add a museum level work by a top artist to your collection. Remember, there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins!

Grigory L Chainikov. "Silent Evening"
15'' x 39'', 2005, Oil on Canvas
Estimated Value $12,000- $15,000, Current Bid $3,750, by T. Winters

Grigory Chainikov was our friend. For more then 15 years we purchased his work, supported him, published catalogs and arranged for him to have museum shows and exhibitions. Over those years we established a warm, long lasting friendship with Chainikov. He saw his mission in life to not just paint, but also to preserve a vision of the rapidly disappearing traditional Russian Village for future generations. His landscapes are poetic. His paintings of villagers are always heartfelt and proud but never sentimental.

Grigory was introduced to us by the Tkachev Brothers who were recently named to the top ten list of the most important Russian artists of the twentieth century.  Chainikov won a scholarship to the Academic Dacha, a small village and artist community half way between Moscow and St Petersburg where for the past 120 years the top artists from Russian and the Soviet Union would build dachas around pristine Lake Miso and paint. It was at the "Akademicheskaya Dacha" or Academic Dacha that Chainikov met the Tkachev Brothers who immediately saw his talent and his love for the Russian countryside.  Over many years the Tkachev Brothers tutored and nurtured Chainikov who eventually went on to not only graduate from the Surikov Institute Moscow, Moscow's most prestigious art academy, but also he became a professor at the Surikov.  The Tkachev's told us Chainakov was their best student, ever. And they had taught numerous students over many years. Chainikov was the heir to their legacy and one of the few artists the masters who carried on the Russian realist style.
   
Devastatingly, Gregory Leontievich Chainakov unexpectedly died in 2008 at a relatively young age. We still feel the loss, as does the entire nation of Russia. When he died, VRAMA, the Russian national TV news program (across 12 time zones) did a feature on his life and work.

We at the TKM Gallery are honored to have been friends of Grigory L. Chainikov and thrilled to offer you the opportunity to add one of his masterpieces to your collection. We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month. The current bid is just $3,750 by T. Winters. The next bid is $4,000, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250.

Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until 6:00 pm, Monday August 31st. Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site. 
  
Tel: 435.658.1691

Please, e-mail bids only to info@McCartheyGallery.net and make sure your receive confirmation of your bid. 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. 

Detail from "Silent Evening", by Grigory Chainikov

About the Artist
 
-1987, graduated from the Surikov Art Institute (workshop Tsyplakova VG).
-1988-1991, Studied at the USSR Academy of Creative workshops (painting workshop Tkachev brothers).
-Member of the Union of Artists of Russia (1988).
-Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts (2001).
-Honored Artist of the Republic of Udmurtia.
-Laureate of Russian Art Gallery (2007).
-Since 1988 constant participant of the Moscow, Russian and international exhibitions.
-Paintings by Chainikov are in museums and private collections in Russia and abroad including the H. Valaam Museum-Valaam Russia, Springville Museum of Art- Utah, The Museum of Russian Art- Minneapolis, the Institute of Russian Realist Art- Moscow Russia and the Repin Institute/ Russian Academy of Arts- St. Petersburg Russia.
  
In recent years, Grigory L. Chainikov has emerged as Russian Realism's newest and brightest find. His recent death at the age of 47 is a great loss to Russia, and to the international art world.
 
Chainikov embraced Russian Realism and remained ever true to its spirit. As he explained, "My themes arise on their own, through insight and not from engaging in subtleties.." His landscapes are often filled with human forms. He painted the everyday: peasants, the field workers, the old, and the young. He painted only what matters, soley what is real. In the later years of his life, one could most often find the non-assuming Chainikov at The Academic Dacha, painting Russia's humblest fold, with the compassion and understanding of an artist who knows how to paint the truth and the realism of life.

"Grigory Leontievich Chainikov was adored by the Russian people.  He painted the truth. He painted the disappearing Russian village life in a way that dignified and uplifted people without  being artificial or condescending.  His contribution to both art and history will last as long as the Russian people last.  His loss at such a young age is a national tragedy. Long after the political leaders of this generation have passed from memory, the name Chainikov will be honored and respected.  What a great gift he has left for Russia in his few years on earth." -Sergie Petrovich Tkachev at the memorial service of Grigory Chainakov.

"I devote all my life to the Russian theme and I do it knowingly and finally. The same may be said of the great young Russian artist Grigoriy Chainikov.  I am grateful to Chainikov who has kept faithful to himself, to his native land and to the art of his tradition.  In a world full of the temptation of `modern' art, he has been a `keeper of the traditions' of the Russian realistic school of painting.  He has opened to us, his Russia.  This is not the Russia of the capital or of holidays, but the real one with its endless open spaces, villages and good-hearted people.  Their life is not easy, they have sorrows, grief and joys, but more often than not, they have a lot of hardship and misery.  Still, they are not broken and they live the Russian way, with open hearts and souls." -The great Russian poet A. Block at the memorial service of Grigory Chainikov.

Detail from "Silent Evening", by Grigory Chainikov

Grigory Chainikov, A Critical Review
  
Grigoriy Leontievich Chainikov is a vivid representative of the Russian realistic school of painting. Chainikov's paintings always attract the attention of the audience at exhibitions. Looking at them, one sinks into the world of beauty, which is expressed by the artist using traditional aesthetic conceptions of Russian people.

Chainikov is a profoundly Russian artist both in the spirit of his art and in ways of its expression. Without exception, all the paintings of the artist, both large and small, are a kind of a natural outline of the artist's life. His own existence in the world is inseparable from his artistic perception of human's objective reality. In other words, the art and the life in Chainikov's creative activity are merged together. Living in Moscow, he spent most of the year in the Tver Region, at the Artist's Union "The Academician Summer Cottage".

When contemplating the paintings created by Grigoriy Leontievich Chainikov, one is struck by the purity and simplicity of the artist's subject matter. Chainikov's work radiates kindness, sincerity and serenity. The art mirrors the painter's personality: engaging, humble and genuine. An artist's view of the world can dismiss abstract reasoning and meaningless rhetoric. Trained in the traditions of Russian Realism, Chainikov sees man and nature as the wellspring of his inspiration, as he uses intricate combinations of color and shade to frame a moment in time. For Chainikov, fantasy and abstract are tricks of the "evil one".

Grigory L. Chainikov at his studio, Academic Dacha near Tver, 2000

Chainikov was a wonderful master of the landscape art. He reveals himself as a master of individual talent with his motives and his own style of painting the nature. He likes the motifs connected with forests, he is also attracted by edges of woods, meadows, surrounded by trees, bands of paths and forest roads, leading one's gaze away inside a painting. In speaking about Chainikov's mastery as a landscape painter, his excellent command of a brush as well as his artistic softness, quiet coloring, steadiness and a richness of tonal and color masses should be pointed out.

The historic Russian village plays an important part in his landscape motifs. He depicts village peasants' log huts, bath houses vividly placed on forest's background and a river running away. His landscapes are full of air, freshness and light. They are warmed up by the artist's live feelings. There is always some mood in them, calm joyful, lyric and epic, sometimes romantic, but one can never see in his pictures a nature of stormy and violent manifestations of feelings and struggle of passions. Chainikov included into his images of nature so much personal overtones that his landscapes are turned into lyrical pieces of poetry.

The bulk of the artist's landscapes are built according to the principle of a diagonal composition and it gives a definite dynamic to the painting. Being a characteristic feature of a Russian landscape, the panoramic composition is also peculiar to many paintings by the artist. The space spread in breadth or going inside turns those fragments of the nature into a resemblance of unbounded expanses.

Detail from "Silent Evening", by Grigory Chainikov


Grigoriy Leontievich Chainikov- (1960-2008)
 
Chainikov's origin can be traced to Udmurtia, Russia, where his ancestors had resided for generations. The artist was born on November 28, 1960 in the remote village of Grakhovo. Chainikov, a self-taught sketcher, often spent the tedious summer hours he worked as a shepherd, drawing images of the countryside. Before long this hobby became an obsession and Chainikov entered The Department of Graphic Arts School, housed in a classical, ancient mansion.
  
The formal majesty of artistic academia inspired Chainikov. Here Chainikov studied the plaster head of Apollo, amazed by the artist's ability to convey image in dimension. This became the defining element in Chainikov's style. His teachers soon recognized the student's extraordinary raw talent. Chainikov was a prodigious worker.
  
Initially Chainikov painted only with watercolors, but he was soon referred to Moscow to study under Victor G. Tsyplakov, the renowned "people's artist of the USSR", where he quickly turned his skills to painting strictly with oils. Chainikov was ultimately admitted to the Surikov Institute of Arts, the most prestigious art institute of Russia. Much of Chainikov's development came under the watchful eye of Tsyplakov who taught his students to paint directly on the canvas, without sketches. For instance, the teacher had his student begin a portrait by painting only the eyes, then developing the painting around the origin. Tsyplakov and Chainikov became fast friends, as well as teacher/student.
 
Upon completing his training at The Institute, Chainikov went to the Russian Academy of Arts, painting alongside two of Russia's most honored artists, brothers, Alexi and Sergei Tkachev. Gaining admission to the Artist's "Akademicheskaya Dacha" enabled Tkachevs the opportunity to study the younger Chainikov's works. The brothers were teachers and mentors to Chainikov, and were instrumental to the success of their friend and student over the years.
 
Upon completing his training at The Institute, Chainikov went to the Russian Academy of Arts, painting alongside two of Russia's most honored artists, brothers, Alexi and Sergei Tkachev. Gaining admission to the Artist's "Akademicheskaya Dacha" enabled Tkachevs the opportunity to study the younger Chainikov's works. The brothers were teachers and mentors to Chainikov, and have been instrumental to the success of their friend and student over the years.
 
Wonderful New Artists
Anastasia Dukhanina & Antonin Passemard!Anastasia

Anastasia Dukhanina
  
Anastasia with Steven and Judith on our studio visit, St. Petersburg, May 2015.
 
Anastasia Dukhanina, "Mountain Sream"
18'' x 24'', 2013, Oil on Canvas, $2,400

Anastasia Dukhanina, "Red Boat House"
22'' x 28'', 2014, Oil on Canvas, $2,975

Anastasia Dukhanina, "My Village"
16'' x 20'', Oil on Canvas, $1,400
 
Anastasia Dukhanina, "Village Life"
16'' x 20'', Oil on Canvas, $1,400
 
Anastasia Dukhanina, "Winter Evening"
12'' x 16'', Oil on Canvas, $1,000

Anastasia Dukhanina, "Winter River"
12'' x 16'', Oil on Canvas, $1,000

Anastasia Dukhanina
 
Born and raised in St. Petersburg (Russia), Anastasia Dukhanina is one of the finest young Russian painters. Four years ago she graduated from St.Petersburg's Repin Art Academy. A member of the St. Petersburg Artist Union and the group Realism Without Borders, she paints mostly en plein air and, with her easel, catches the mood and the beauty of the modern life around her.

Thislast year was exciting for her. Anastasia traveled for the first time to the U.S., and her travels brought great success. She received four awards from two plein air events. At the Driggs Diggs Plein Air she won three awards: Honourable mention on the first quick draw, First Place People's Choice on the second quick draw, and  Best of Show in the main competition, judged by Scott Christensen. At the Plein Air Rockies competition, she won the PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence, judged by Bonnie Graff and Ulrich Gleiter. This year Dukhanina is participating in plein air competitions in France, Switzerland, and Russia.

Currently lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia and Burgundy, France.
  
AWARDS

2013 - Plein Air Magazine Award of excellence,Plein Air Rockies 2013. Colorado USA
2013 - First Place People Choice on the Quick Draw Competition on Driggs Digs Plein Air 2013.Idaho USA
2013 - Best of show at Driggs Digs Plein Air July-August 2013 Idaho USA
2011 Winner in the plein air Contest"Without borders" St.Petersburg
2010 Winner in the Contest: "I Love you, Peter`s Creation", held at the Repin Academy of Arts
2008 Winner in the Contest `Russian Art Week`, Moscow
Paintings are kept in private collections in Switzerland, Germany, Korea, China, USA, Russia and Morocco.
 

Antonin Passemard 
 
A visit with Antonin Passemard at his Studio in St. Petersburg, May 2015

Antonin Passemard, "Laundry Day"
24'' x 30'', 2014, Oil on Canvas, $3,500

Antonin Passemard, "Evening in Zapole"
22'' x 28'', 2014, Oil on Canvas, $3,500

Antonin Passemard, "Summer Flowers"
20'' x 26'', Oil on Canvas, $2,500

Antonin Passemard, "Field of Flowers"
 20'' x 24'', Oil on Canvas, $2,400

Antonin Passemard, "Summer in the Village"
20'' x 28'', Oil on Canvas, $2,500

Antonin Passemard, "Fall Day"
32'' x 40'', Oil on Canvas, $4,500
  
Antonin Passemard
 
Antonin Passemard was born in 1984 in Auxerre, France. He was educated at the Beaux Art school of Auxerre. Antonin's impressionistic paintings reflect his artistic vision of the world around him. In his words, "it's all about painting the light." Antonin prefers "plein air" painting on location. He likes to keep the tradition of the Impressionists by painting common things and every day life scenery. Antonin is considered a "Contemporary Impressionist". His paintings focus on his emotions and on the depiction of modern life in its true form. He says "I cannot be honest if I do not paint cars on the street, people in the subway, but also nature in its pure form, because our lives are composed of all those things. It's the same with still life; I try to find the composition instead of composing it myself. I fell that my job is to show beauty from common things. I use the experience of impressionist artists and realistic artists of the 20th century." Antonin currently teaches workshops in the Burgundy region of France.
   
I recieved my training at the Beaux Arts art school in France. I am a painter and I paint life around me. My paintings focus on my emotions and the depiction of modern life in its true form. It means that I cannot be honest if I do not paint cars on the street, people in subway but also nature in its pure form, because our lives are composed of all those things. Same with still life, I try to find the composition instead of composing it myself. I feel that my job is to show beauty from common things. I use the experience of impressionist and realistic artists of the 20 century. But when I work I always keep in mind that I am a child of the grunge 90's.
I now live and work in St Petersburg Russia and Burgundy France.
  
AWARDS

- "Plein air in the Rockies 2013" award of excellence. Judged by Ulrich Gleiter and Bonnie Gangelhoff.
- "First prize" main competition for Boise Plein Air Art competition for "Summer celebration".
- "First prize" quick draw for Boise Plein Air Art competition for "Capitol"
- "honorable mention" Quick draw at Driggs digs plein air 2012, Driggs ID for "Tim kicking it"(people and artist choice)
- "honorable mention" Main competition at Driggs digs plein air 2012, Driggs ID for "Fred Millers"(Juror-Scott Christensen)
- "first prize" Main competition at Palouse plein air 2012, Moscow ID for "the gypsy life" (Judged by Aaron Cordell Johnson)
- "Artists' choice award" Palouse plein air 2012, Moscow ID for "the gypsy life"
Private Russian Art & Culture Tour 2015
Just a few Highlight Photo's
from 
St. Petersburg! Russia
 
Highlight photo's from Ulyanovosk, Moscow, and our visit to the Plastov Museum in Prislonika in future newsletters. 
Also, details and dates for our 2016 tour!
  
Full of History, Palace Square from the Hermitage (Winter Palace)

 "Victory Day" Memorial

Welcome Dinner
It's not a trip to Russia without Borsch!
















Church on the Spilled Blood











Hermitage Museum Gallery

















Catherine's Summer Palace

The Word Famous Kirov Ballet
The Tsar's Throne inside the Hermitage



























The Kirov Ballet's performance of "Giselle"

The dazzling Peterhof Palace on the Gulf of Finland

Peterhof Palace

Private tour of the Repin Academy wit Margarita Kolobova and Dr. Vern Swanson
Student works at the Repin Academy



























Dr.Vern Swanson, America's leading expert on Russian Realist Art
Lunch with the students at the Repin Academy cafeteria




























One of the many canals that make St. Petersburg the "Venice of the North"

A needed rest in one of the grand halls of the Hermitage

A masterpiece by Aivazosky in the Russian Museum
Good morning!














The Church on the Spilled Blood









The Leningrad WWII Siege Memorial


























Artist's Studio Visits
  
Margarita Kolobova
  
Susette with Margarita overlooking St. Petersburg

Dr. Vern Swanson reviewing Margarita's Works

Margarita and Judith

Steve and Judith with Margarita overlooking St. Petersburg

Antonin Passemard and Anastasia Dukhanina

Anastasia, Antonin and Dr. Vern Swanson discussing art

Cheri, "Just like being in a candy store"

Anatasia and Cheri

Steven W., "Can I take them all?"

Dr. Swanson discussing the works with our group

Antonin and Anastasia with Judith

Anastasia, Dr. Swanson, Natalie and Wilford

 If you are interested in information on our Sping 2016 trip please email me, Stephen@McCartheyGallery.net
New Works Kamille Corry, Kathy Locke & Ken Spencer!Corry
  
Kamille Corry

Kamille Corry, "Peonies in a Stone Bowl"
11'' x 14'', 2015, Oil on Linen, $5,700

Kamille Corry, "Sunflowers and Fig Leaves"
11'' x 14'', 2015, Oil on Linen, $5,700

Kamille Corry, "End of Winter - Wandering Raven"
12" x 10", 2013,  Oil on Linen over panel, $9,800

Kamille Corry, "The Edge of Surrender - To Create"
11" x 14", 2015, Oil on Linen over panel, $12,000

Cathy Locke

Cathy Locke, "Kazan Cathedral" (Red Square)
12'' x 16'', 2015, Oil on Canvas, $1,450

Cathy Locke, "Fyodorovsky Church" - Niclolas II Private Cathedral
12'' x 16'', 2015, Oil on Canvas, $1,450

Cathy Locke, "Novodevichy Convent Moscow"
12'' x 16'', 2015, Oil on Canvas, $1,450

Cathy  Locke, "View of Kremlin Territories from Moskva River Bridge"
12'' x 16'', 2015, Oil on Canvas, $1,450

Ken Spencer

Ken Spencer, "Long Valley, Southern Utah"
30'' x 40'', 2015, Oil on Canvas, $5,000

Ken Spencer, "Holstein Heaven"
24'' x 30'', 2015, Oil on Board, $3,200

Ken Spencer, "Utah Orchards
11'' x 14'', 2015, Oil on Board, $950

Ken Spencer, "Utah Orchards"
 11'' x 14'', 2015, Oil on Board, $950

Ken Spencer, "Grazing Sheep"
8'' x 8', 2015, Oil on Linen, $700

Ken Spencer, "Spring Creek"
8'' x 8'', 2015, Oil on Canvas, $700

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