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G al l e ry R ussi a 2015

The Exhibition


2015 The Exhibition What an interesting year 2014 has been for Gallery Russia! The economy seems to be stirring again and optimism is returning to the market. While the unfortunate events between Ukraine and Russia continue to exist, Gallery Russia proves that art from each country can survive together and prosper. In this year alone, Gallery Russia has sold more investment grade paintings from the Soviet Era than in any previous year. The market continues to thrive due to the affluent Russian, Chinese and increasingly knowledgeable American collectors who keep pushing prices for Soviet Era works and select contemporary painters higher. But, there is still room to get in on the action. You just have to ask. Economics aside, we remain committed to exhibiting high-quality works and are very excited to keep expanding our selections. We now represent the works of several former artists of Paul Scott Gallery who bring a refreshing look to the walls. Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze’s painting makes a striking cover to this catalog while Toni Doilney’s contemporary paintings and Robin and John Gumaelius’ ceramics are both dynamic. This winter, Larisa Aukon will have her first exhibition at Gallery Russia in February and Marci Oleszkiewicz will be featured in March. It’s an exciting season ahead. We invite you to participate! Scott E., Paul, Karen and Scott R.

(left) Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze Lovesong • 56" x 21 3/4" acrylic (cover) Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze It's Your Face • 46" x 36" acrylic

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(top to bottom) Sergei Kovalenko • Song of Silence • 31 1/2" x 35 3/8" • oil Sergei Kovalenko • Portrait with Book • 31 1/2" x 25 5/8" • oil

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(top to bottom) Gennadi Bernadski • Night Window • 19" x 23 1/2" • oil Renat Ramazanov • Flowers • 36" x 36" • oil

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Yana Golubyatnikova • Still Life, Pewter and Fruit • 22 3/4" x 23 3/8" • oil

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Valery Shmatko • Landscape in Mountains, Crimea • 24" x 36" • oil

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(top to bottom) Valery Shmatko • Fishing Boats • 24" x 36" • oil Valery Shmatko • Venetian Red House • 15 3/4" x 30 1/8" • oil

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(top to bottom) Valery Shmatko • Grand Canal • 24" x 36" • oil Valery Shmatko • In the Mountains • 8 1/8" x 19 1/2" • oil

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Valery Shmatko • Spring Flowers • 31" x 38 3/4" • oil

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(top, left to right) Robin and John Gumaelius • She Knows His Hat Stack Trick • 16" x 8" x 6" • ceramic Robin and John Gumaelius • Riding in on the Only Horse He Could Find • 14" x 8" x 8" • ceramic (bottom, left to right) Robin and John Gumaelius • Bear Makes a Lovely Hat • 12" x 9" x 5" • ceramic Robin and John Gumaelius • Talking to Her Always Turns Him on His Head • 25" x 21" x 9" • ceramic

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Denis Sarazhin • Polina • 60" x 60" • oil

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(top to bottom) Vitalie Grebennik • Harvest Celebration • 26 1/2" x 38 3/4" • oil Ivan Vityuk • Violet Evening • 31 1/2" x 39 1/2" • oil

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(left to right) Dmitri Podobedov • Nude • 51" x 25" • oil Vadim Tsirkulenko-Suvorov • Green Dress • 35" x 29" • oil

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Soviet Era

Konstantin Lomykin • Odessa Courtyard • 27 1/4" x 31 1/4" • oil • signed 1968

Konstantin Lomykin (1924 - 1993) Konstantin Lomykin was a 1951 graduate of the Odessa Art College where his teachers were professors Muchnik, Pavliuk and Shelyuto. He began exhibiting in 1951 and had numerous one man exhibitions throughout his career in Odessa, Kharkov, Kiev, Tokyo, Moscow and Bucharest. His paintings are in the permanent collections of museums including the Odessa Fine Art Gallery, The Ukrainian National Museum in Kiev, the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and in numerous regional Ukrainian and international museums.

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Vladimir Yurkin • Portrait of a Girl • 35" x 22" • oil • signed

Vladimir Yurkin (1924 - 1998) Vladimir Yurkin was born in Moscow. He studied at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow, specializing in portrait painting. Following graduation, he painted many genre scenes of everyday Soviet life. Starting in 1960, Yurkin was active in painting and book illustration. He received several commissions to produce fairy tale panoramas on the walls of children's sanatoriums in and around Moscow. He was a member of the Union of Artists of Russia.

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Soviet Era

Irina Shevandronova • At the Hall • 32" x 35" • oil • signed 1954

Irina Shevandronova (1928 - 1993) Irina Shevandronova was born in Moscow. She studied at the Moscow Intermediate Art School from 1943 to 1947 and at the Surikov Institute until 1953.

Until 1953 she lived and worked in Moscow and became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia in 1963. She participated in group exhibitions such as the 1955 All-Union Art Exhibition and the 1960 Soviet-Russia Exhibition, both of which were in Moscow. Other exhibitions were in Syria, Poland, Lithuania, Afghanistan, South Africa and Japan. Her works are in the permanent collections of more than 20 museums in Russia including the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.

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Yuri Genkin • Future Pilots • 33" x 40" • oil • signed 1951

Yuri Genkin (1921 - 1985) Yuri Genkin was born in Nizhni-Novgorod, Russia. He graduated from the State Art College of Gorki in 1951. “Future Pilots” was a diploma work from the College.

He began exhibiting in 1952 and participated in the 1955 All-Union Art Exhibition in Moscow and the Soviet-Russia Exhibition in Moscow in 1960. He was a member of the Union of Artists of Gorki. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Gorki (Nizhni-Novgorod) Art Museum and the Yarslavl State Art Museum.

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Soviet Era

Mikhail Korolev • Morning in Moscow • 33" x 24" • oil • signed 1953

Mikhail Korolev (1923 - 2006) Mikhail Korolev was a 1959 graduate of the famed Surikov Art Institute in Moscow where he

studied under several great professors including Gurvich, Tseitlin and Sokolov-Skaya. He spent much of his career as a respected professor at the Surikov. Korolev’s works are in the permanent collections of the Sakhalin Art Museum, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and numerous others. “Morning in Moscow” depicts the happiness of Soviet life following the war years.

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Valentin Bernadski • Gurzuf • 25 5/8" x 19 5/8" • oil • signed 1960's

Valentin Bernadski (1917 - 2011) Valentin Bernadski was born in Ozeryane, Chernigov Province, Ukraine, in 1917. He studied at the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg from 1940-1950 (Institute was closed during the War years.)

Following graduation, Bernadski returned to his native Ukraine and set up his studio in Simferopol, Crimea. He taught at the Simferopol Art College from 1950 through 1952. He was accepted into the Union of Artists in 1952 and began exhibiting that same year. Bernadski was well-known for his mastery of impressionistic painting. In early 2003, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Bernadski the title of “People's Artist of Ukraine.” His native Ukraine had previously bestowed the title of “People's Artist of Ukraine” on the heralded painter. Bernadski’s wife, Nina Dragamirova, was also a well-known impressionist as is his son, Gennadi, today (see page 4).

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Soviet Era

Aleksandr Burak • By the Silo Tower • 27" x 15" • oil • signed 1951

Aleksandr Burak (1921 - 1997) Aleksander Burak was one of the most renowned painters from the Ural Mountain Region during Soviet times. He graduated from the architecture faculty of the Novosibirsk Institute of Civil Engineering in 1943.

He was an Honored Artist of Russia, participating in exhibitions worldwide, including the one at the gallery of Marco Datrino in Italy. Burak’s paintings are represented in the State Tretyakov Gallery and other Moscow and regional museums of Russia.

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Sergei Shomin • New Year's Tree • 29" x 23" • oil • signed 1949

Sergei Shomin (1913 - 2002) Sergei Shomin was born in Astrakhan. He attended the prestigious Repin Institute in St. Petersburg until about 1941. His professors included one of Russia’s greatest painters of all time, Valentin Serov. The first exhibition he participated in was at Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery in 1939. In 1941, as a graduate student, Shomin volunteered for the service and received several awards for bravery. He became a member of the Union of Artists in 1956. Shomin was well-known in Astrakhan and throughout the Soviet Union for his figurative work including several famous large genre scenes of Astrakhan fishermen. Over his 60 year career, Shomin received four solo exhibitions and participated in over 50 group exhibitions. His works are in the permanent collections of 16 museums in Russia, as well as in private collections and galleries in Portugal, Sweden, Norway, USA, Canada, UK, France, Holland, Italy, Australia and Hungary. Many of his better known paintings were heavily published on postcards during his career.

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Soviet Era

Vasili Neyasov • At the Bus Stop • 15 1/2" x 24" • oil • signed 1950's

Vasili Neyasov (1926 - 2084) Vasili Neyasov was born in the city of Makarovka in the Saransk, Mordovia Region of Russia. He was a representative of the Volga School of Painting. After 1951, he lived and worked in Chelyabinsk, the industrial center of the Ural Mountains. He was known as a genre and landscape painter but also explored the historical-revolution theme in his work. He participated in numerous All-Union exhibitions as well as one-man shows. Today, Neyasov’s works are in the permanent collections of several museums in the Ural Mountains, the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis and in private collections in Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United States.

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Yuri Semenyuk • Farm Women • 27" x 19" • oil

Yuri Semenyuk (1922 - 2006) Yuri Semenyuk was born in the Vladimir Region of Russia. Following his service in World War II, Semenyuk moved to Yaroslavl and became a professional artist. After 1951, he was an active participant in numerous group exhibitions throughout Russia. After receiving Ministry of Culture awards for two paintings, he became a member of the USSR Union of Artists in 1954. He was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Russia in 1978 and the title of People’s Artist of Russia in 1982. In addition to several one-man exhibitions throughout his career, Semenyuk was awarded a Distinguished Order of Friendship of Nations for his substantial contribution toward the development of fine arts in the Soviet Union. His works are in the permanent collections of many Russian and Soviet museums including the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the Russian Ministry of Culture and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. His works have been exhibited throughout the world.

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(top to bottom) Artem Tolstukhin • On the Shore of the Adriatic • 12 3/8" x 21 1/8" • oil Artem Tolstukhin • Cozy Courtyard • 14" x 19 3/4" • oil

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(top, left to right) Artem Tolstukhin • Rome • 7 3/4" x 10" • oil Artem Tolstukhin • Life on the Sea • 13 1/8" x 19 5/8" • oil (bottom, left to right) Artem Tolstukhin • Still Life • 16" x 19" • oil Artem Tolstukhin • Flowering Town, Rome • 11" x 13 3/4" • oil

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Victoria Kutukova• Orchestra • 39 3/4" x 67" • oil

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(top to bottom) Toni Doilney • Apple Orchard • 40" x 40" • acrylic Toni Doilney • Market Day • 30" x 48" • acrylic

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(top to bottom) Irina Kalyzhnaya • Where Are You Going • 39 3/8" x 43 1/4" • oil Irina Kalyzhnaya • Forest • 19 5/8" x 35 3/8" • oil

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Irina Kalyzhnaya • Apple Day • 59" x 59" • oil

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Timur Akhriev • Reddish • 20" x 14" • oil

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(left column, top to bottom) Daniil Volkov • Good Mood • 7 7/8" x 11 3/4" • oil Daniil Volkov • Evening Promenade • 7 7/8" x 11 3/4" • oil Daniil Volkov • Flecks of Sunlight • 7 7/8" x 11 3/4" • oil (right column, top to bottom) Daniil Volkov • Evening in the Port • 7 7/8" x 11 3/4" • oil Daniil Volkov • Sailboats • 7 7/8" x 11 3/4" • oil

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Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze • First Performance • 54" x 40" • acrylic

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Eldar Eshaliyev • No Longer Lonely • 39 3/8" x 47 1/4" • oil

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(top to bottom) Ivan Vityuk • Two Stubborn • 7 7/8" x 11 3/4" • oil Ivan Vityuk • House • 15 3/4" x 19 5/8" • oil Ivan Vityuk • Evening, Bogoljubovo • 7 1/8" x 9 7/8" • oil

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(top to bottom) Artem Tolstukhin • Nostalgia • 15 1/4" x 17 1/4" • oil Olga Grigoryeva • In the Window • 37 3/8" x 29 1/2" • oil

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(left to right) Natalya Makovetskaya • Girl with Orange • 23 3/4" x 15 3/8" • oil Natalya Makovetskaya • Zhanna with Bunny • 35 1/2" x 27 1/2" • oil

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Natalya Makovetskaya • Saxophonist • 38 1/2" x 29 3/8" • oil

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(top, left to right) Irina Krivtsova • Lilacs • 12 1/2" x 13 1/4" • oil Irina Krivtsova • Cottage on the Sea • 10 5/8" x 13 3/4" • oil (bottom, left to right) Irina Krivtsova • Country Road • 16" x 20" • oil Irina Krivtsova • On the Sea • 9" x 12" • oil

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(top to bottom) Andrei Yalanski • My Studio • 19 3/4" x 13 3/4" • oil Andrei Yalanski • Pink Sky • 10 1/2" x 27 1/8" • oil

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Irina Kalyzhnaya • On the Pier

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1/2" x 59" • oil

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