Russian Art: Soviet Working Class Impressionism

The exhibition is open weekday’s from 9 to 5 pm through January 31st.

This speical exhibition features more than 30 works by Piotr Krokholev, Valentin Khohrin, Ivan Stasevich, Sergei Vedeneyev, Yuri Semenyuk, Victor Butko, Ilya Katz, Alexander Gulyaev, Mai Dantsig, Vasily Nechitailo, Eugeny Tihanovich, Vladimir Filippov, Mikhail Akinshin and Igor Popov among several other noted artists. 

Russia’s Rich Cultural History

Russia’s rich cultural heritage represents the best of human creativity. Its literature, music, visual and performing arts and architecture are among the most profound, compelling and beautiful expressions of the human spirit.

Much of this rich heritage is well known, such as the writing of Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky, the music of Peter Tchaikovsky, Serge Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky, the painting of Ilya Repin and Vassily Kadinsky, the architecture of the Kremlin and State Hermitage Museum and the dance of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Less well known in this tradition of creativity is the painting of the Russian Impressionist period, lasting from approximately 1930 to 1980. Russian Impressionism made an important contribution to the cultural heritage of Russia, but until recently, little has been known of its beauty and quality and its leading artists because of Soviet isolationism. During this period much of the cultural life in the Communist Soviet Union was denied Western exposure. The demise of Communism, the lifting of the Iron Curtain and the movement towards freedom and democracy of the newly formed Commonwealth of Independent States has allowed the world the opportunity to experience a unique and important historical past through the art work.
It is now being collected and recognized by art historians, museum directors, curators and collectors as some of the best art produced in the twentieth century.
Now, as Russian Impressionism passes through the sales rooms of Asia, Europe and North America and finds its way into the world’s museums, the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery is proud to present some of the world’s finest examples of Russian Impressionist paintings.
The exhibition is open weekday’s from 9 to 5 pm through January 31st.