January 2015
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January Silent Auction 
We start the New Year with more exciting Gallery news and another exceptional Silent Auction.  For our January auction painting, the Gallery is proud to present a beautiful portrait, "Farm Girl" by  Sergei Pavlovich Tumakov.
This 1950's portrait is a wonderful example of Russian portraiture at its best. Estimated at $6,000 -$7,000 the current high bid is just $500!
Tumakov was bestowed the prestigious title of "Honored Artist of Russia" in 1999. His paintings are included in art museums in Nizhny Novgorod, Lukh, Ulyanovsk, Moscow, The Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg City Museum, the Fleischer Museum (Phoenix, Arizona), and in the private collections in Paris, London, Germany, Russia and the USA. 
Sergei P. Tumakov, "Farm Girl"
36" x 26",1952, Oil on Canvas
Estimate $6, 000- 7,000, Current Bid $500, M. Langer

Vladimir P. Krantz, "The May on the Tver Land"
19" x 27", 1975, Oil on Board, $5,500
Vladimir P. Krantz- Master of the Lyrical Landscape
- Continues Through January 20th

For our collectors of landscapes, our current exhibition continues showcasing one of the great landscape artists of the Soviet period, Vladimir Pavlovich Krantz.

Krantz was a master of the lyrical landscape and considered Nature as his main teacher. He was drawn to the simple beauty of the Northern Russian forests and the seascapes of the Crimea. He painted with a unique eye for nature's mystery, and his works rivet the eye with their deep romantic mood and his masterful technique. He had a special gift for capturing the glorious light that filters through the Russian wilderness, each season bringing its own distinct glow that immediately draws the viewer into the landscape.

Krantz often visited the museum-estate of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin near Pskov. Admiring the poet, Krantz presented the museum a series of 44 landscapes in different seasons.
Read more and see the exhibition works...
New Works!
In December we completed an almost total re-hang of the Gallery for our busy Winter Ski Season and we continue to add new paintings weekly!
In addition to the numerous works from the Gallery's Art Vault and the dozens of newly acquired pieces from the great Soviet Masters, we are pleased announce that we have just added new works from two of the Gallery's favorite Utah artists, Olya Cheney and Susette Gertsch!
The Treasure Chest is also filled with new and very affordable gems that make perfect gifts for yourself or a loved one!
With record setting snow totals, now is the perfect time to visit Park City to experience some of the "Greatest Snow on Earth" and to visit the Gallery for some of the "Greatest Art on Earth". 
Olya Cheney, "Utah Aspens"
28" x 22",  2015, Acrylic on Canvas, $1,800
The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Petersburg
Russian 2016 Art & Culture Tour: 
Imperial Capitals & Ancient Villages
Private Russian Art & Culture Tour, with Dr. Vern Swanson 
May 8th to 22nd, 2016
Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg via the historic villages of the famed "Golden Ring" 
We are excited to announce the dates and a preview of the itinerary for our May Russian Art & Culture Tour with Dr. Vern Swanson!

For our 2016 tour, we will once again highlight the amazing art history and culture of Russia's capital cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg and this year, for the first time, we are thrilled to add a five-night cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg with stops in the ancient and amazing cities of Russia's "Golden Ring."
A guest on last years trip wrote: "Dear Stephen and Igor, A big fat and hardy (and heartfelt) Thank You for a very, very successful tour. We don't know how it could have been any better and cannot adequately describe to others how amazing and personalized it was. With much gratitude and love, Tannie and Jerald." 
Full Itinerary and Details Next Week, or e-mail
Aleksandr Gerasimov, "Peonies", 1931
Art Russe Hosts major Soviet Art Exhibition in Abu Dhabi Through February 29, 2016
Artists, VIP guests, ambassadors and royals thronged the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi for the opening reception of billionaire and entrepreneur Andrey Filatov's Art Russe's monumental exhibition "20th Century Russian and Soviet Art: War and Peace".
Featuring over 120 works, the exhibition reflects different stages in the development of Russia's artistic tradition over the past century and showcases some of the most recognized works of 20th century Russian art. 

Russian Art features on British Postage Stamps 
Art Russe has issued a block of postage stamps featuring reproductions of famous Russian art.

The landscape sheet, consisting of twenty first class stamps, has images of paintings and sculptures from the Art Russe foundation's collection. 
The main focus is on Soviet artists but there are also stamps with modern Russian works, such as "Spring in the Depo" by Viktor Popkov, Tatiana Kopnina's "Girls" or Nikolay Baskakov's "Milkmaids"

The stamps are available via the Art Russe foundation.

Sundance Film Festival 2016!
January 21st to the 31st
Robert Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival returns this year to mark its 31st anniversary. The Festival is the biggest annual independent-film festival held in the United States attracting more than 50,000 cinema fans from around the world. It is 10 days full of movie screenings, parties, celebrities, panel discussions, awards, Hollywood business, and lots of fun!
During this time we will be available by appointment and via the website and e-mail.
Happy New Year! Enjoy the newsletter.
Stephen Justesen, Gallery Director   Contact the Gallery...
January Silent Auction!rubinsky
Congratulations to K. Marriot Manangan who placed the winning bid of $2,000 for December's silent auction painting "Girlfriends", by Viktor P. Kabanov, estimated at $3,000- $3,500. 
As our January auction choice, the Gallery is proud to present a beautiful portrait, "Farm Girl" by  Sergei Pavlovich Tumakov, estimated at $6,000- $7,000. This spectacular 1950's portrait is a wonderful example of Russian portraiture at its best.

Tumakov was bestowed the prestigious title of "Honored Artist of Russia" in 1999. His paintings are included in art museums in Nizhny Novgorod, Lukh, Ulyanovsk, Moscow, The Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg City Museum, the Fleischer Museum (Phoenix, Arizona), and in the private collections in Paris, London, Germany, Russia and the USA. 

Sergei P. Tumakov, "Farm Girl"
36" x 26", 1952, Oil on Canvas
Estimate, $6,000- $7,000, Current Bid $500, M. Langer

We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to our Gallery clients to add this beautiful painting to their collection. We invite you to participate in this month's auction and thank everyone who placed bids last month.
Estimated at $6,000 to $7,000, the current high bid is just $500. The next bid is $750, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. Remember, there is no reserve, at the end of the auction the high bid wins!

Due to our closure for the Sundance Film Festival (January 21-31), Bids will be taken via telephone, fax, or e-mail until 7:00 pm, 
Tuesday February 2nd.
Follow all the bidding updates on the Gallery's web site. 
Tel: 435.658.1691
Please, e-mail bids only to and make sure you 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 "Farm Girl"

About the Artist
Tumakov, Sergei Pavlovich (1919-2003) 
Bestowed the title of 'Honored Artist of Russia' 1999.
Sergei was born in the village of Russino, Ivanovo Voskresensk region.  In 1934 he went to study at Palekh Miniature Painting School.  In 1936 he left Palekh for Leningrad (St. Petersburg).  There he entered preparatory classes at the Leningrad Academy of Arts, and later in 1939 he became a student at the Repin Academy of Arts, Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.  After serving in WWII he returned to his studies and graduated in 1951 and went on to teach at The Art College of Gorki (Nizhny-Novhorod).  He joined the Union of Artists of Russia in 1954.  He served several terms as the chairman of the Artists Union branch in Nizhny-Novgorod.  Sergei specialized in landscapes and genre paintings.
From 1952 Tumakov participated in numerous significant exhibitions of Russian art.  For many years, he taught at the Art School in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod). Tumakov traveled extensively across the country and created a series of panoramic views depicting convents and rivers of Nizhny Novgorod. In 1977 he had his first personal show at the Lukh Regional Museum to which he then donated some of the works, which was followed by further personal exhibitions in 1979, 1982, 1989, 1999 in Nizhny Novgorod.
Tumakov, Sergei Pavlovich
-He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts, Repin Academy, (1945-1951). 
-He worked in the field of easel painting, mostly in the landscape genre. 
-Russian Union of Artists since 1954. 
-He taught at the GHU (1951-1953). 
-Chairman of the Gorky Union of Artists of the RSFSR (1965-1967). 
-Fought in the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945 WWII.

Participation in exhibitions throughout the Soviet Union
Since 1952 - a permanent participant of regional exhibitions. Exhibitor Area ("Bolshaya Volga", 1967, 1970, 1974, 1985, 1991, 1998, 2003), republican (Moscow, 1957, 1990) art exhibitions. 
Solo Exhibitions:
1982, 1989, 1999. - Nizhny Novgorod,
1977 - Luch, Ivanovo region
His paintings are included in art museums in Nizhny Novgorod, Lukh, Ulyanovsk, Moscow, The Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg City Museum, the Fleischer Museum (Phoenix, Arizona), and in the private collections in Paris, London, Germany, Russia and the USA. 
New Works!
Susette GertschNEW

Susette Gertsch, "Change of Seasons"
30" x 30", 2015, Oil on Canvas, $1,950

Susette Gertsch, "Stillness"
30" x 40", 2015, Oil on Canvas, $1,950

Susette Gertsch, "View of the Shadowed Woods"
30" x 40," 2015, Oil on Canvas, $1,950
Olya Cheney
Olya Cheney, "Path Through the Aspen Grove"
30" x 40", 2015, Oil on Canvas, $3,200

Olya Cheney, "Main Street in Summer"
24" x 36", 2015, Acrylic on Canvas, $2,500

Olya Cheney, "Hide-Away, Snow Basin"
16" x 20", 2011, Acrylic on Panel, $800

Selected Russian Masters for the Season!

Veniamin Alekseevich Safonov, "Circle Road"
26" x 37", 1962, Oil on Cardboard, $4,900

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

Yuri Alexandrovich Smirnov, "Great Ustug, Spring is Coming"
19" x 27", 1968, Oil on Board, $1,500

Vladimir Viktorovich Filippov, "Lonely Fir Tree"
15" x 23", 2010, Oil on Board, $3,600

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

Vsevolod Andreevich Bazhenov, "Old Ladoga"
26" x 19", 1983, Oil on Board, $2,500

Vladimir Viktorovich Filippov, "Sunny Day"
23" x 35", 2011, Oil on Canvas $5,500

Margarita Kolobova, "Winter"
23" x 31", 2013, Oil on Canvas, $2,100

Imperial Capitals & Ancient VillagesTour

Private Russian Art & Culture Tour, with Dr. Vern Swanson
May 8th to 22nd, 2016
Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg via the historic villages of the famed "Golden Ring" 
 *Tentative Dates and Itinerary, Full Details Next Week!
DAY 1. May 8th, 2016. Flight USA- MOSCOW
DAY 2. Arrive MOSCOW
- Moscow City tour
- Moscow Metro & Izmailova Market
- Free time to shop/ GUM Department Store and Arbat street
- Visit to Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum, St. Basils Cathedral The Kremlin, Kremlin Museum, Armory and Diamond Fund, Assumption Cathedral and Patriarch's Palace
- Cathedral of Christ the Savior
- Cold War Museum, State Historical Museum
- Museum of the Great Patriotic War and Victory Park Moscow State University, Sparrow Hills 
- Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
-State Tretykov Gallery, New State Tretykov Gallery
-Institute of Russian Realist Art, Pushkin Museum
-Moscow State Circus, Moscow River Cruise
DAY 5. MOSCOW full day in Moscow, evening board our ship for the start of our cruise and Golden Ring tour.
One of the spokes of Russia's renowned Golden Ring. Explore the impressive Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood, erected on the site where Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered in 1591, and attend an enchanting concert of choral music at St. John's Church.

Founded in 1010, Yaroslavl is one of the oldest cities in central Russia and the Volga-s first port. In the Spassky Monastery see the Transfiguration of the Savior and admire the mosaics at the Church of Elijah the Prophet.

In the tiny settlement of Goritsy, visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded in 1397, and now home to one of the best collections of Russian icons in the world. After a guided tour, continue cruising toward majestic Lake Onega.

The Kareliya region, which spans the area from St. Petersburg to the Arctic Circle, is a vast wilderness of forest and water. Discover Lake Onega, fed by 58 rivers and home to 1,369 islands, including Kizhi. See a collection of ancient Russian wooden houses and windmills, and the famous Transfiguration church, built in 1714 without a single nail.
While cruising along the 139-mile-long Svir River, appreciate the quiet understated beauty of a region that has long inspired artists and poets. The ship passes quaint riverside hamlets before reaching Lake Ladoga. Step ashore for a brief visit to the vacation village of Mandrogi to experience daily life in a quaint wooden village.

DAY 11- 15. ST. PETERSBURG  Morning arrive to St. Petersburg. 
-St. Petersburg Canal/ River/ City Tour
-Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral/Square
-Tsarskoye Selo/ Catherine's Summer Palace, Puskin, Pavlosk, Peterhof Palace
-The Yusupov Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress
-Marble Palace of Count Orlov
-WWII Siege Museum, The Fabergé Museum
-The State Museum of the Political History of Russia
-Anthropology and Ethnography Museum, Dostoyevsky Memorial Museum
-Shop Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor and visit Kazan Cathedral
-Russian Museum, State Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) & Palace Square
-Russian Academy of Art's/ St. Petersburg Academy of Arts/ Repin Institute
-Visit artist studio's: Antonin Passemard/Anatasia Dukhanina, Margarita Kolobova, Sergei Ivanov of the Leningrad School of Art
-St. Petersburg State Circus
-Kirov Ballet, Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater,  Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall
DAY 15. May 22, 2016. ST. PETERSBURG
This morning check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA.

Lunch with the 2015 Group

If you are interested in information on our May 2016 Russian Art and Culture Tour please email me,
Art Russe Hosts major Soviet Art Exhibition in Abu Dhabi 
Through February 29, 2016rUSSE

The Minister of Culture Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan celebrated the opening of the exhibition with Andrey Filatov, the founder of Art Russe, who said: "It is a great honor for me to present this new exhibition in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is a recognized cultural center with world class museums such as branches of the Louvre and the Guggenheim, I feel privileged to join them in this great city to present some little known but  important and impressive works from the amazing artistic heritage from the Soviet period of Russian school of art."

Andrey Filatov, billionaire, entrepreneur and founder of Art Russe has for the first time exhibited his coveted art collection of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Art outside of Russia and the UK.

The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to explore many unknown elements of Russian art history. The Soviet Union placed a great emphasis on fostering the arts, leaving behind a rich cultural heritage. 
This era produced a number of extremely talented painters and sculptors with a wide range of styles. All showing outstanding mastery, an intense degree of expression, and enormous energy and individuality, Russian and Soviet artists created a unique, multifaceted phenomenon - the Russian artistic language of the twentieth century.  A selection of these artists' works forms the heart of the exhibition.
Arkady Plastov, "Botanic Lesson", Oil on Canvas, 150 x 180 cm

The goal of the exhibition is to introduce visitors to artists who are iconic to millions of Soviet citizens, but until recently were largely unknown outside the Soviet Union. The Soviet school of art has created a whole galaxy of masters, whose talent was recognized by experts around the world, but who were cut off from the global cultural context by the Iron Curtain.  Each masterpiece reveals the rich artistic tradition of Russia.

Nikolai Roerich, "And We Are Not Afraid", Tempera on Canvas, 71.5 x 101.5cm
In total, the exhibition features over 120 works, tracing the history of Russian and Soviet art throughout the twentieth century. The exhibition - the most complete representation of Art Russe's collection - is divided into four sections.

Fyodor Reshetnikov, "Low Marks Again"
Oil on canvas, 102 x 93 cm
Nicolai Fechin, "Taos Girl with Sunflowers"
Oil on Canvas, 87 x 97 cm

The first, The Legacy of War, shows works relating to conflict, its immediate effects and the language of victory. The second section relates to the theme of Nature and Beauty while the third displays large canvases that deal with the theme of Contemplation. The final section addresses the theme of Endeavour and the heroic actions of Soviet men and women in the fields, in the concert hall and in sporting competitions.
The exhibition features sculptures by Vera Mukhina and Eugene Vucetic, still lifes by Alexander Gerasimov, Vladimir Stozharov and Alexei Gritsai, landscapes by Nikolai Andronov and Semyon Chuikov, genre works by Nikolai Baskakov, portraits Abram Arkhipov and Alexander Bubnov, architectural landscapes Tahir Salahov as well as masterpieces by Nikolai Feshin, Tkachev Brothers, Fyodor Reshetnikov, Arkady Plastov, Nikolai Baskakov and Nikolai Roerich.    

Andrey Filatov hopes to use his collection, which also includes contemporary work, as loans and touring exhibitions to help promote Russian art internationally.

Art Russe is one of Russia's foremost private collections of Russian and Soviet art dating mainly from 1917 to 1991. Artworks from some of the countries' most distinguished and interesting artists are assembled in the collection that encompasses a variety of artistic periods and styles; including Socialist Realism and the `Severe Style'.
Founded in 2012, Art Russe aims at developing a greater understanding of Russian art and artists from this period among international audiences through exhibitions and the publication of books. While the artists are peers of well-known western masters, many of these collected works have rarely been seen by the public outside Russia.
It is the success of the exhibition on Viktor Popkov in London, Venice and Moscow that confirmed the appetite and genuine appreciation audiences have for these hidden artistic treasures. Over the past few years Art Russe has cooperated with some of the world's leading museums and galleries, including The Louvre, the Tretyakov State Gallery, the Russian Museum, Frye Art Museum and the Saatchi Gallery.

Art Russe also publishes a book on one specific Russian artist every year to deepen the understanding of the Soviet and Russian artistic legacy. The annual book series was launched in 2013 with Peter Kozorezenko's book on Viktor Popkov (1932 - 1974). In 2014, the art fund published Fechin, a book by art historian Galina Toulouzakova about Nicolai Fechin (1881 - 1955), the famous Russian-American artist.

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