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Fall 2013

www.internationalimagesltd.com

Including pieces from:

Rumen Rachev, Vyachestav Roubanov, Anatoli Kaplan, Demian Utenkov, Evgeni Rastorguev, Ricardas Bartkevicius, Dzemma Skulme, Jose Marquez Valdes, and Humberto Castro Cruz

514 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

412-741-3036

Art@InternationalImagesLtd.com


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International Images, ltd. In 1978, Dr. Elena Kornetchuk opened an art gallery in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally known as Russian Images due to Dr. Kornetchuk’s exclusive agreement with the Soviet government, it became International Images ltd. in 1983, after the gallery expanded to include more international art. Five years later, International Images moved to the historic Flatiron Building in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is still located there today. Today, the historic gallery not only represents Russian artists but artists from all around the world. These artists hale from countries such as Africa, China, Cuba, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Russia, and the United States. Dr. Kornetchuk travels extensively in search of exotic and interesting artworks to exhibit and boasts an impressive collection from the traditional to the avantgarde. Prominent international artists such as Alexander Bandzeladze (Georgia), Andrei Gennadiev (Russia) and Malle Leis (Estonia) have been represented by International Images throughout the years. Dr. Kornetchuk has also published numerous articles and catalogs about the artists represented.


Main Exhibit: 1st floor hanging through October 12th.

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The NEW Art Of

WEN GAO 20% off

originally marked prices

Hanging Until 11/30/13 2nd Floor


Andrew Mayer

Ambridge, PA Acrylic on Canvas with hand carved frames 2nd Floor

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Lea Brown

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Bronze Sculptor Sewickley, PA 2nd Floor

Fernando Ortega

Wood Sculptor Cuba 2nd Floor


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Vladimir Smirnov Vladimir Smirnov is a Russian artist born in 1953. He considers himself primarily a painter of historical themes. His paintings include subjects such as historic Russian cathedrals, the great flood of the ice age, the pyramids of Mexico, and and medieval cities in Japan. The mediums he paints with are as varied as his subject matters. Painting with water colors, oils, gouache and India Ink on anything from paper to canvas to wood board.


Vladimir Smirnov

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Old Moscow

55 x 70 cm 1996 Russia Oil on Masonite

$1,800


Vladimir Smirnov

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The Yard

30 x 24 cm 1997 Russia Oil on Board

$400


Vladimir Smirnov

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The Yard

30 x 24 cm 1997 Russia Oil on Board

$850


Vladimir Smirnov

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The Harbor of Lisbon

29.2 x 24 cm 1996 Russia Oil on Canvas

$250


Vladimir Smirnov

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Libson Royal Palace, 19th Century

24 x 30 cm 1996 Russia Oil on Board

$400


Vladimir Smirnov

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Morning in Libson

24 x 30 cm 1997 Russia Oil on Board

$400


Vladimir Smirnov

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Traveling the World

56 x 48 cm Russia Oil on Canvas

$1,500


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Alexander Bandzeladze Alexander Bandzeladze is recognized as the inheritor of the Russian abstractionist tradition of Wassily Kandinsky. He was a teacher at the Tbilisi Art Academy, where he worked primarily in the impressionist style. Pursuing a career in graphic illustration as of 1955, he continued to develop an abstract painting style that was only just recently revealed in the early 90s.


Alexander Bandeladze

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Improvisation

90 x 100 cm 1988 Georgia Oil on Canvas

$3,500


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Rumen Rachev

Rumen Rachev is a Bulgarian painter and illustrator. Since the start of his career in the 1970s, his art has turned focus from Bulgarian folk art to social issues. His work is displayed internationally, and he was won numerous awards for his art.


Rumen Rachev

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Jazz II

42 x 65 cm 1994 Germany Lithograph

$800


Rumen Rachev

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Untitled

70 x 50 cm 1999 Germany Mixed Media

$1,900


Rumen Rachev

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Four Different Women

110 x 100 cm 1998 Bulgaria Acrylic on Canvas

$1,800


Rumen Rachev

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Man with two Women Sitting

110 x 110 cm 1998 Bulgaria Acrylic on Canvas

$2,200


Rumen Rachev

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Girl with White Hat

100 x 60 cm 1996 Bulgaria Acrylic on Canvas

$1,500


Rumen Rachev

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Piano Bar

110 x 120 cm 1997 Bulgaria Acrylic on Canvas

$2,000


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Vitcheslav Roubanov

Vitcheslav Roubanov was born in the Soviet Union in 1948. Beginning his art career in set design, having created over 70 sets for ballets, operas, and theater, he soon moved to frescos, illustrations and portraits. Since his immigration to the United States in 1990, Roubanov has been commissioned to do any number of projects, from designing the ceiling fresco for Rockefeller Center’s “La Boutique Fantasque,” to illustrating a magazine theme for international magazine “Sputnik.”


Vitcheslav Roubanov

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Immigration is Bittersweet

86.3 x 66 cm 1991 Russia Oil on Canvas

$1,300


Vitcheslav Roubanov

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Cats

45.7 x 71.8 cm 1989 Russia Oil on Canvas

$900


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Anatoli Kaplan

Anatoli Kaplan was a Russian painter, sculptor and print maker with Jewish origins. The son of a butcher, Kaplan graduated from the Russian Academy of Arts in 1927. The majority of his work from the 1950s onward has strong Jewish themes, despite opposition from the Soviet cultural authorities at the time. Working originally in lithographs, his failing health and eyesight turned him towards ceramics, pastels, and etchings. Unfortunately, Kaplan passed away in 1980, but his work is still featured internationally.


Anatoli Kaplan

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Youth

113.03 x 81.28 cm 1980 Russia Oil Pastel on Paper

$1,200


Anatoli Kaplan

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The Flower Merchant

45.5 x 31.5 cm 1980 Russia Oil Pastel on Paper

$1,000


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Humberto Castro Cruz

Humberto Castro Cruz is a Cuban painter whose work is inspired by violence. His initial inspiration was the mass extermination of the aboriginal population of Cuba. Later, his work drew inspiration from more recent moments in history, such as the civil war in El Salvador.


Humberto Castro Cruz

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Metamorphosis

72 x 67 cm 1995 Cuba Acrylic on Canvas

$700


Humberto Castro Cruz

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Untitled 3

71 x 67 cm 1996 Cuba Acrylic on Canvas

$700


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Dalia Kasciunaite

Dalia Kasciunaite is a Lithuanian painter, poet, and graphic artist. Her early work focused primarily on portraits, landscapes, and still lifes, but then turned to a more abstract style of heavy brush strokes and using large blocks of color to dominate the landscapes of her canvases. Currently, she is featured internationally, and is commissioned for work ranging from paintings to jewelry.


Dalia Kasciunaite

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Composition

90 x 90 cm Lithuania Oil on Canvas

$1,900


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Demian Utenkov

Demian Utenkov is an artist that specializes in etchings. He often works in book illustration, including “Chronicle,” by S. Markov, and “Set on Fire,” by D. Zhukov. Utenkov is primarily inspired by natural life, Russian history, and Russian visual folk art. He travels extensively to remote locations in order to procure inspiration for his numerous works of arts.


Demian Utenkov

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Owl

52 x 31 cm 1980 Russia Etching

$600


Demian Utenkov

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Kittens

50 x 30 cm 1985 Russia Etching

$1,000


Demian Utenkov

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Recollection of Yakutian Swamp

41 x 29 cm 1977 Russia Etching

$1,000


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Evgeni Rastorguev

Evgeni Rastorguev was born in 1920, and is a World War II veteran as well as a Stalinist era survivor. Motivated by the unpredictable nature of Russia’s modern history, his work draws us towards more simple pleasures that stem from Old Russia. Through his paintings, drawings, and sculptures, he blends reality with imagination in a manner similar to that of his wife, fellow artist Tamara Guseva.


Evgeni Rastorguev

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The Rendez-Vows

94 x 71 cm 1982 Russia Mixed Media

$2,000


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Jesus Lara

Jesus Lara is a Cuban multimedia artist whose work has been displayed in over 70 exhibitions internationally. The selftaught artist creates work that is heavy with symbolism, from themes of happiness and peace, to war, fear, and religion.


Jesus Lara

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Introspeccion II

109 x 81.28 in 1996 Cuba Oil on Canvas

$2,000


Jesus Lara

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Monte Virgen

101.6 x 78.74 cm 1996 Cuba Oil on Canvas

$2,000


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Joop Vegter

Joop Vegter was born in 1931 in the Netherlands. He started out his career as an etcher, and turned to mezzotints in 1974. The self-taught artist often uses his work to showcase realistic subjects in unrealistic settings in an almost abstract style. Currently, he is widely regarded as one of the leading color mezzotint artists of today’s art world.


Joop Vegter

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A Peacock Feather

20 x 25 cm 2002 Holland Mezzotint

$400


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Jose Marquez Valdes

Jose Marquez Valdes was born in Havana, Cuba in 1961. He is a painter and chalk artist who focuses on realism. His work has been featured prominently in Hispanic and Latin American countries as well as the United States and China. His wife, Carmita, is also a painter.


Jose Marquez Valdes

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Balcony Window

93 x 72 cm 1998 Cuba Oil on Canvas

$1,300


Jose Marquez Valdes

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The Corner of L and II, Urban Car

65 x 80 cm 1998 Cuba Oil on Canvas

$1,300


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Juri Arrak

Juri Arrak is a contemporary artist from the Soviet Republic of Estonia. He is known for his paintings, charcoals, pastels, watercolors, and prints. His earlier paintings often incorporated objects that were attached to the panels of his composition. His recent work has a surreal, dreamlike quality that carries over from medium to medium.


Juri Arrak

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Illusionist

48.26 x 48.26 cm 1977 Estonia Etching

$2,000


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Leonid Semeiko

Leonid Semeiko is an artist hailing from Moscow. He describes his work as belonging to the “hyper-realist� school of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. He is a minimalist painter who frequently depicts the claustrophobia of the urban environment, painting his subjects with doors and windows that never open.


Leonid Semeiko

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Two Windows

35 x 55 cm 1992 Georgia Oil on Canvas

$500


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Marisabela Erminy

Marisabela Erminy is a Venezuelan painter. Her work is considered abstract, and she has been called the “South American Georgia O’Keefe.”


Marisabela Erminy

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Untitled

60 x 80 cm 1991 Venezuela Acrylic on Canvas

$400


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Mikhail Romadin

Mikhail Romadin is a Russian artist born in 1940. He works as a painter, illustrator, movie art designer and theater artist. He is a third generation artist, his father being a painter and his grandfather being a landscape artist.


Mikhail Romadin

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The Eye

93.98 x 64.77 cm 1980 Russia Oil on Canvas

$2,500


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Natalia Klyova

Natalia Klyova was born in Moscow, Russia in 1950. She combines Slavic folk traditions with abstract expressionism in her art. Her artwork has been extensively exhibited in Bulgaria, Russia, and the United States, as well as many private collections.


Natalia Klyova

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Lake Full of Fish

70 x 72 cm 2001 Bulgaria Mixed Technique

$300


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Otari Kandaurov

Otari Kandaurov is a Georgian painter. Many of his paintings are portraits, his work has been featured in exhibits around the world as well as the Russian Museum of Art.


Otari Kandaurov

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Portrait of Prince Myshkin

82 x 28 cm 1974 Russia Mixed Media on Paper

$3,000


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Petyo Marinov

Petyo Marinov is a painter who spent a large amount of his life in London. He has been commissioned to do a number of works, not all involving the art world, such as a commission to create an exhibit for the International Congress of Medicine. Currently, he resides in Varna, Bulgaria, where he plans to spend the rest of his years.


Petyo Marinov

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Unknown

55 x 55 cm 1996 Russia Oil on Canvas

$700


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Ricardas Bartkevicius

Ricardas Bartkevicius is a Lithuanian painter born in 1959. His career began in 1979, and he drew much of his inspiration from Expressionist painters. Aside from his work as a painter, he is also an educator, being the head of the Department of Fine Arts at the Vilnius Pedagogical University for many years.


Ricardas Bartkevicius

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Untitled

116 x 90 cm 1990 Lithuania Acrylic on Canvas

$2,500


Ricardas Bartkevicius

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Untitled

88 x 115 cm Lithuania Oil on Canvas

$2,500


Ricardas Bartkevicius

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Faunas

96 x 192 cm Lithuania Oil on Canvas

$3,000


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Sophie Kintsurahvili

Sophie Kintsurahvili is an artist who hails from the Republic of Georgia. Her work is primarily in illustrations and sketches, though she also works in gouache.


Sophie Kintsurahvili

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The Other Side of the Line

88 x 60 cm 1997 Georgia Watercolor Gouache

$1,200


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Tamara Guseva

Tamara Guseva is a post-impressionist artist with a subject matter based on life in Central Russia. Her landscapes and still lifes expertly capture the spirit of Russia and its traditions. In 1983, Guseva was awarded the title Honored Artist of Russia. She, along with fellow artist and husband Evgeny Rastorguev, currently reside in Moscow.


Tamara Guseva

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29.8 x 39.2 cm 1984 Russia Mixed Media on Paper

$750

Street on the Hills


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Dzemma Skulme

Skulme’s paintings and watercolors are done with quick and impulsive brush strokes, preferring to lie her paintings on the ground as she works on them. Deliberately omitting detail and exaggerating contour, her work makes an impact, whether it be large or small. The daughter of Oto Skulme, a well-known set designer in Latvia.


Dzemma Skulme

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Generations

73 x 101.5 cm 1984 Latvia Watercolor on Paper

$9,500


Dzemma Skulme

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Untitled 1

83 x 103 cm 1970 Latvia Watercolor on Paper

$9,500


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Wim Bettenhausen

Wim Bettenhausen is a Dutch artist born in 1942. He is a painter and sketch artist who also sculpts, his work being displayed in town squares. His wife is fellow artist Tamara Ralis.


Wim Bettenhausen

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Bankahoogte

31 x 42 cm 1981 Holland Etching

$350


Wim Bettenhausen

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Huis aan Scheveningseweg

31 x 42 cm 1980 Holland Etching

$350


INDEX/GLOSSARY

Juri Arrak............................................................49-50 Alexander Bandeladze........................................15-16 Ricardas Bartkevicius........................................63-66 Wim Bettenhausen..............................................74-76 Humberto Castro Cruz.......................................30-32 Marisabela Erminy..............................................53-54 Tamara Guseva...................................................69-70 Otari Kandaurov..................................................59-60 Anatoli Kaplan.................................................... 27-29 Dalia Kascianaite.............................................. 33-34 Sophie Kintsurahvil........................................... 67-68 Natalia Klyova.....................................................57-58 Jesus Lara............................................................41-43 Petyo Marinov..................................................... 61-62 Rumen Rachev.....................................................17-23 Evgeni Rastorguev..............................................39-40 Mikhail Romadin................................................ 55-56 Vitcheslav Roubanov...........................................24-26 Leonid Smeiko..................................................... 51-52 Dzemma Skulme................................................. 71-73 Vladimir Smirnov....................................................7-14 Demian Utenkov..................................................35-38 Joop Vegter...........................................................44-45 Jose Marquez Valdes..........................................46-48

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Fall catalog 2013  

International Images, ltd., Sewickley Pennsylvania's premier art gallery presents their seasonal catalog for Fall 2013.

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