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G a l l e ry R u s s i a

2016

The Exhibition


2016 The Exhibition Gallery Russia has been selling museum-quality works of art from the former Soviet Union for 24 years now! Of course, we have added a small group of American and European artists, as well. We are proud to be a globally recognized leader in this unique school of art. Gallery Russia has a great catalog for 2016’s “The Exhibition”. We began selecting works for it as far back as June. It is really difficult to sit on such great works and not show them for half a year! As always, there is a nice selection of Soviet Era paintings ranging from small sketches to rare large works by Sergei Gerasimov, Vladimir Yukin and Aleksei Belykh. Beyond the now well recognized names of some of our existing painters such as Tolstukhin, Kremer, Shipilin and Sarazhin, we are pleased to be introducing works by several recently added artists. For instance, Alexei Perepelkin is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished current students about to graduate from the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg. The impressionism of Moscow-based Alexander Bobrov is already known by many, and the moody paintings by Alexander Zavarin are ethereal in nature and a little different for the gallery. At last, take careful note of the new small sculptures of Simon Kogan as he has uniquely combined glass with bronze while Robin and John Gumaelius’ popular ceramic sculptures are the best yet. Please visit or call and make sure you say hello to our new director, Kim Matthews. Kim was the manager of our Oregon-based Paul Scott Gallery for three years and is really part of our family. You will enjoy working with her. Here’s to great art and a great season! As English-born Kim would say, “CHEERS!” Paul, Scott, Kay and Kim

2016 Solo Exhibitions Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze Regina Lyubovnaya Marci Oleszkiewicz

January 21 – February 4 February 11 – 25 March 10 – 24

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, January 21, 7-9 Artist’s Reception: Thursday, February 11, 7-9 Artist’s Reception: Thursday, March 10, 7-9

(cover) Timur Akhriev • Blue • 29" x 21" • oil (this page, left) Alexei Perepelkin • Via della Galluzza • 35 3/8" x 9 3/4" • oil

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(top to bottom) Vladimir Pentjuh • Last Snow • 29 1/2" x 23 1/2" • oil Vladimir Pentjuh • Village • 23 1/2" x 29 1/4" • oil

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(top to bottom) Dmitri Podobedov • Red Tulips • 17 3/4" x 15 3/4" • oil Dmitri Podobedov • Almond Blossoms • 11 3/4" x 27 1/2" • oil Dmitri Podobedov • Tugboat • 9 1/2" x 21 1/4" • oil

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(top) Denis Sarazhin • Carpathian Winter • 16 7/8" x 48" • oil (bottom, left to right) Denis Sarazhin • Street • 11 3/4" x 11 3/4" • oil Denis Sarazhin • Hungarian Village • 13 3/4" x 15 3/4" • oil

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(top to bottom) Olga Grigoryeva • Lida • 33 1/2" x 24 3/8" • oil Olga Grigoryeva • Reading Book • 35 1/4" x 37 3/8" • oil

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(top to bottom) Olga Grigoryeva • Old Pier • 45 1/4" x 35 3/8" • oil Olga Grigoryeva • Tima and Belka • 29 1/2" x 43 1/4" • oil

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(top to bottom) Igor Shipilin • House • 13 3/4" x 19 5/8" • oil Igor Shipilin • On the Sea • 13 3/4" x 19 5/8" • oil

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Igor Shipilin • In the Month of December • 23 5/8" x 27 1/2" • oil

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(top, left to right) Igor Shipilin • Lilacs • 9 1/2" x 7 1/4" • oil Igor Shipilin • Blue Flowers • 9 3/8" x 7 1/8" • oil (bottom) Igor Shipilin • Noon • 7" x 8" • oil

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(top to bottom) Igor Shipilin • Sevastopol • 19 5/8" x 23 5/8" • oil Igor Shipilin • Trees • 15 3/4" x 19 5/8" • oil

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Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze • Forever • 62" x 36" • oil

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(top left, clockwise) Simon Kogan • Peter • 8" x 8" x 8" • edition 1 of 9 • bronze Simon Kogan • Venetian Story • 6" x 6" x 6" • edition 1 of 1 • floating bronze and cast glass Simon Kogan • Charon's Ride • 10" x 10" x 6" • edition 1 of 1 • floating bronze and cast glass Simon Kogan • Palladio della Gondola • 6" x 6" x 5" • open edition • floating bronze and cast glass

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(top to bottom) Irina Kalyzhnaya • Flowering Apple Tree • 13 3/4" x 35 1/2" • oil Irina Kalyzhnaya • Winter • 13 1/2" x 35 3/8" • oil Irina Kalyzhnaya • Carpathia • 18" x 35 1/4" • oil

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(top, clockwise) Alexander Zavarin • Winter Twilight • 19 1/2" x 38 1/8" • oil Alexander Zavarin • Wintery • 19 5/8" x 23 1/2" • oil Alexander Zavarin • Silence • 15 3/4" x 23 1/2" • oil Alexander Zavarin • Small Bouquet • 27 1/2" x 18 3/8" • oil

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(top to bottom) Artem Tolstukhin • Life amongst the Fields • 39 1/4" x 43 1/2" • oil Artem Tolstukhin • Sunflowers • 39 1/4" x 41 1/4" • oil

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(top left, clockwise) Artem Tolstukhin • Waking Up • 19 3/4" x 27 1/2" • oil Artem Tolstukhin • Walking under the Cloud • 9 1/2" x 14 1/8" • oil Artem Tolstukhin • Autumn Mist • 9 1/2" x 13 3/4" • oil Artem Tolstukhin • Ordinary Day • 9 7/8" x 16 1/8" • oil Artem Tolstukhin • Fairytale Landscape • 7 7/8" x 13 3/4" • oil

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SOVIET ERA Aleksei Borodin 1915 – 2004

Orphaned during the Russian Civil War, Borodin was placed in a military orphanage. Eventually, he was able to attend the Saratov Art and Industry High School from which he received a diploma in teaching painting and drawing. After his military service during the war, he became a teacher at his alma mater until moving to Stalingrad (Volgograd) in 1960. Borodin was a member of the Russian Union of Artists and a very important painter from Volgograd. In 1986, he was given a solo exhibition at the Volgograd Art Museum which has many of his works in its permanent collection. “Two Valyas” is a painting Borodin completed during a year-long project of painting life on a Russian collective farm.

Aleksei Borodin • Two Valyas • 19 1/4" x 27 1/8" • oil on board • signed 1964

Leonid Kolmakov 1928 – 1999

Kolmakov was a prominent painter from the city of Nizhny Tagil in the Sverdlovsk Region of Russia. Starting in 1957 and ending in 1998, he participated in over 30 exhibitions throughout Russia. He was a member of the Russian Union of Artists.

Leonid Kolmakov • Still Life with Flowers • 25" x 28" • oil • signed 1986

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Viktor Protasenya 1925 -

He was born in Pogost in the Minsk Region of Belarus in 1925. He studied at the Minsk Art College until 1951 and at the Minsk Theater Art Institute until 1959. Protasenya specialized in thematic and figurative work. He worked for the Belarus Ministry of Culture during the 1960’s. He is a member of the Belarus Union of Artists and served as its chairman from 1973. Also, he is a member of the USSR Union of Artists.

Viktor Protasenya • Village Troubles • 43 1/8" x 28 3/4" • oil on canvas signed 1957

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SOVIET ERA Vladimir Krantz 1913 – 2003

Vladimir Pavlovich Krantz was born in Mozdok, Chechnya in 1913. His mother was Cossack and his father came from nobility. His German ancestor, Von Rosen Krantz, was sent into exile to the Caucasus after the December uprising in Petersburg in 1825. In his early years, Krantz studied with a local painter, A. Turbin. After finishing the secondary school, he worked as a draftsman and was recommended to the Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad (Petersburg). Just before his entrance exam, Krantz showed his sketches to the rector of the Academy, a prominent Soviet artist, Isaak Brodsky, and met with his approval. Unfortunately, typhoid prevented him from entering the Academy that year. He successfully passed the exams to the Architecture Department of the Civil Engineering Institute in 1940. After graduating, he worked as an artist-decorator and painted in oils independently. After World War II, he returned to his work in the Painting and Design Group in Leningrad. There he perfected his art at the atelier of S. Nevelstein. While decorating the pavilion in Kiev he spent two months painting the picturesque bend of the Dnieper River. The landscapes from this trip were exhibited and admired by the professors of the Academy and received great respect from the public. The pictures painted there brought great success to Krantz during his first one-man show in 1967. In 1973, he joined the Russian Union of Artists, thus giving up the work of decorator. At the time of his death, Krantz was considred one of the most accomplished landscape painters of St. Petersburg.

(top to bottom) Vladimir Krantz • In Valaam • 27 1/2" x 20" oil on board • signed 1965 Vladimir Krantz • The Spring Day • 27 1/2" x 20" oil on board • signed 1966

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Zinovi Popov 1924 – 1984

Popov was a graduate of the Penza Art College and taught at the Voronezh Art Academy. He became a member of the Voronezh Union of Artists in 1960. Popov’s creative energy was always focused on plein air painting, although he was, also, well known for his lively and colorful portraits. As he matured as an artist, he began to develop a highly original style that drastically broke with the notion of Soviet Socialist Realism. In the 1970’s, although he was at the time the Director of the Voronezh Union of Artists, he was rebuked for abandoning the Soviet ideal. However, at the time of his death in the early 1980’s, he was being labeled a genius. Today, Popov’s works are in numerous museum collections as well in a large number of private American collections. (top to bottom) Zinovi Popov • Girl in Snow • 12" x 8 3/4" oil on board • signed on reverse 1963 Zinovi Popov • Women with Water Pails • 9 5/8" x 13 5/8" oil on board • signed on reverse 1961

David Shostak 1923 – 2010

Shostak graduated from the Kiev Art Institute in 1951. He began exhibiting in 1951 and was a member of the Kiev Union of Artists. He participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Ukraine and the former Soviet Union. He was known primarily as a landscape and figurative painter of Kiev’s intellectual circles. Works by Shostak are in Ukrainian museums in Kiev, Odessa, Kirovograd, Rovno, Vinnitsa and Kharkov.

David Shostak • Portrait of Man • 13 3/4" x 13 1/2" oil on canvas • signed 1960

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In October, 2011, Shostak’s works were shown posthumously at Kiev’s Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts.


SOVIET ERA Vladimir Yukin 1924 – 2000

Works by Yukin are some of the most sought after investment paintings in Russia today. He was the spearhead of the Vladimir School of Landscape Painting. This school broke nearly every rule of Soviet Socialist Realism but became wildly successful during Soviet times anyway. It is still very popular today with countless artists from the region emulating Yukin’s style. He studied at the Ivanovo Art College until 1940 and then at the Lvov Institute of Applied and Decorative Art in Western Ukraine until 1948. He began exhibiting his work in 1949. He taught at the Mstera Professional Technical School from 1948 to 1954. His works are in the permanent collections of the Russian State Museum, Tretyakov Gallery, Ivanovo Regional Art Museum, Vladimir-Suzdal State Historical, Architecture and Art Museum Reserve, Tula Regional Art Museum and the Udmurt National Museum of Art.

Vladimir Yukin • Poppies and Flowers • 32 3/4" x 43" oil on canvas • signed on reverse 1989

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Sergei Gerasimov 1885 – 1964

Gerasimov was one of the most important Russian artists of the 20th Century and certainly one of the most influential Soviet Era painters. Outside of Russian museum collections, important paintings by Gerasimov are not common. He was one of the earliest proponents of Socialist Realism. Despite being a liberal thinker whose works were often influenced by impressionism and other modern movements, he rose to hold several prominent positions throughout his career including Chairman of the Moscow Union of Artists during Stalin’s time, First Secretary of the USSR Union of Artists and Director of the Moscow Art Institute. He was honored with membership in the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Sergei Gerasimov • Flowering Tree • 43 1/2" x 39" oil on canvas • signed

Most impressively, Gerasimov was the professor of several of the Soviet Era’s most recognized painters including the Tkachev Brothers, Fedor Zakharov, Yuri Kugach, Vladimir Stozharov, Aleksei Gritsai and Geli Korzhev. Gerasimov’s paintings are in the permanent collections of nearly every large Russian museum.

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SOVIET ERA Nikolai Timkov 1912 – 1993

Timkov is one of the most recognized Russian painters in the world today. His colorful, lyrical paintings are easily recognized and popular. He was a graduate of the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg and an Honored Artist of Russia. He participated in over 100 exhibitions (including numerous solo exhibitions) throughout his career, and his paintings are in the permanent collections of over 30 worldwide museums.

Antonina Dolinina 1925 – 2004

“Newly Built” (1949) is a strong example of a post war painting. It reflects a peaceful stroll through a St. Petersburg suburb on an optimistic, sunny day. The gardens are in cheery bloom, and the construction crane speaks to the forward progress being made.

(top to bottom) Nikolai Timkov • Sky • 4" x 7" • oil on board signed on reverse 1956 Nikolai Timkov • Road • 3 1/2" x 7 3/4" • oil on board • signed 1953

Dolinina graduated from the Repin Institute under Boris Ioganson’s tutelage in 1955. She became a member of the Russian Union of Artists in 1957.

Antonina Dolinina • Newly Built • 25" x 19" • oil on canvas signed 1949

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Mikhail Bogatyrev 1924 – 1999

Bogatyrev was a 1956 graduate of the Moscow Art Institute studying under wellknown artists including Sergei Grigoryev. After years of successful painting and extensive travels, he was awarded the medal for “Valiant Labor” in 1970. In 1975, he was rewarded with his first solo exhibition in Moscow. He served on the Board of Directors of the Moscow branch of the Russian Union of Artists as well as a delegate to the Russian Union of Artists Congresses. Mikhail Bogatyrev • Old Garden • 20" x 31 1/2" oil on canvas • signed 1970

Ivan Krylov 1917 – 1988

Krylov was born in Russia and studied at the Kostroma Art College until 1937. He was a member of the USSR Union of Artists from 1944 and began exhibiting in the same year. He participated in important exhibitions throughout his career including: “The Painters of Povolzhe” 1958; “Great Volga River” Kuibyshev, 1964; “All-Russia Art Exhibition” Moscow, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1957; “All-Union Art Exhibition Dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution” Moscow, 1957; “Second All-Union Poster Exhibition” Moscow, 1963.

Ivan Krylov • Portrait of a Woman • 22 1/2" x 29" oil on canvas • signed 1950's

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He was a Laureate of the Stalin Prize for his series of paintings on shock workers.


SOVIET ERA Aleksei Belykh 1923 –

In 1952, Belykh participated in the All Union Exhibition of Amateur Artists and won high critical praise and recognition within the art community. That same year he gained acceptance into the prestigious Moscow Art Institute. From 1958 to his retirement is the 1980’s, he was a prominent professor of painting at the Kostroma Art College and at the Kostroma Teacher Training Institute. Belykh was a member of the USSR Union of Artists and participated in many state sponsored exhibitions throughout his illustrious career. He was also a highly respected graphic artist. In 1965, he was awarded the coveted title, Honored Artist of Russia.

Aleksei Belykh • A Winter Fairy Tale • 44 1/2" x 50 1/2" oil on canvas • signed 1964

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Gennadi Moiseev 1935 – 1984

Attended the Repin Institute studying under famed painter, Evsei Moiseenko. He was known for strong portraiture and expressive landscapes and still lifes. He was a member of the Russian Union of Artists. He was a prominent professor at the Benkov Republican Art College in Tashkent until his death in 1984.

Gennadi Moiseev • Gladioli • 45" x 29" oil on canvas • signed 1970

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(top to bottom) Alexander Kremer • Gulf • 15 3/4" x 23 5/8" • oil Alexander Kremer • Evening • 18 1/8" x 33 1/8" • oil

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(top) Alexander Kremer • Village • 15 3/4" x 31 3/4" • oil (bottom, left to right) Alexander Kremer • March • 19 5/8" x 25 1/2" • oil Alexander Kremer • On the White Sea • 31 1/2" x 39 1/2" • oil

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(top left, clockwise) Robin and John Gumaelius • Four Impressions • 46" x 18" x 18" • ceramic and metal Robin and John Gumaelius • Secrets Told Just before the Picnic • 18" x 10" x 4" • ceramic, wood and metal Robin and John Gumaelius • Birdwalk • 20" x 16" x 5" • ceramic, wood and metal

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(top left, clockwise) Artem Rogovoi • Evening • 19 5/8" x 19 5/8" • oil Artem Rogovoi • Cloudy • 16 7/8" x 9" • oil Artem Rogovoi • Foggy Morning • 15" x 11" • oil Artem Rogovoi • October Apple Trees • 15 3/4" x 15 3/4" • oil

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(left to right) Alexei Perepelkin • Napoleon in Moscow • 48" x 22 3/4" • oil Alexei Perepelkin • Via dei Rossi • 35 1/2" x 9 3/4" • oil

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(top left, clockwise) Alexei Perepelkin • Palazzo de las Fraternita dei Laici 19 1/2" x 9 1/2" • oil Alexei Perepelkin • Yana • 27 1/4" x 43 1/8" • oil Alexei Perepelkin • Sunflowers • 30 1/4" x 30 3/4" • oil Alexei Perepelkin • Siena, Italy • 37" x 16 3/4" • oil

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(top to bottom) Roman Konstantinov • House • 35 1/8" x 41 1/4" • oil Roman Konstantinov • Rocky Shore • 21" x 32 3/4" • oil

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(top to bottom) Yana Golubyatnikova • Blooming Branches • 29 3/4" x 33 3/4" • oil Yana Golubyatnikova • White Sprig • 11 7/8" x 19 3/4" • oil

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(top to bottom) Alexander Bobrov • Silver Baikal • 11 3/4" x 23 1/2" • oil Alexander Bobrov • Night Walk • 15 5/8" x 23 1/2" • oil

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(top to bottom) Alexander Bobrov • Ship • 15 3/4" x 15 3/4" • oil Alexander Bobrov • Black Sea • 17 5/8" x 19 1/2" • oil

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(top to bottom) Ivan Vityuk • Unexpected Joy • 10" x 8" • oil Ivan Vityuk • Old Gate • 19 3/4" x 15 3/4" • oil

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Ivan Vityuk • Portrait of a Teacher • 23 5/8" x 17 3/4" • sepia

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Eldar Eshaliyev • Twins • 27 1/2" x 47 1/4" • oil

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