Welcome to “Olesya & Jerry Koenig Gallery”- the only gallery in New England specializing in Ukrainian and Russian fine art.
Olesya & Jerry Koenig Gallery is a fine art gallery in Cambridge MA, featuring work by local and international artists. Our doors were open for 3 years in 2010-2012 at 1977 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA. Now Olesya & Jerry Koenig Gallery is a pop-up gallery which is open by appointment, and also tours selected works at regional exhibits such as: Art & Design 20/21, Boston Print Fair, Annual Boston International Fine Art Show at Cyclorama, From Russia with Arts & Culture Festivals (Manchester-by-the-Sea, Newton, Clinton MA), Capital Art Print Fair in Washington DC, Brooklyn Antiquarian Book & Print Fair, Commonwealth Lyric Theater’s “Aleko” Opera Exhibition (Brighton MA), an “Uncle Vanya” Russian art exhibition at Apollinaire Theater in Chelsea, MA, “World Around Us” juried fine art show at York, Maine, Art Association, “Magic of Russia” exhibition of seldom-seen in the USA Russian etchings in Bath, ME, Annual Cambridge Open Studios, Brooklyn NY Antiquarian books and works on paper fair, and many others. Questions? 857 253 8421.
Olesya & Jerry Koenig Gallery STATEMENT
We, Olesya and Jerry Koenig, founded in 2010 the From Russia With Art Gallery in Cambridge, MA with a main objective of promoting Russian and Ukrainian fine art, and Russian-American cultural relations in New England.
Our family has Russian, Belorussian, Ukrainian, American and German roots and our hearts are broken when we see the horrible events happening in Ukraine today. At FRWA, we condemn unprovoked bloody attacks on independent Ukraine. Out thoughts, hopes, prayers and support are with the suffering people of Ukraine. As one of the Russian-American businesses in Greater Boston founded, we denounce the aggressive actions in Ukraine and advocate for a peaceful diplomatic resolution of the conflict.
With prayer for peace, love and forgiveness, Olesya, Sergey and Jerry Koenig.
PLEASE RSVP FOR 13th ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXHIBIT FROM
OCTOBER 25-DECEMBER 24 IN CAMBRIDGE!
VIKTOR BUTKO impressionist paintings on display at the 13th Annual Holiday exhibition at Olesya & Jerry Koenig Gallery from October 25- December 24, 2022.
Viktor Butko was born in Moscow in 1978, into a family of well known Russian artists. His maternal grandfather was an artist, Victor Chulovich. His parents, Nikolay Butko and Marina Chulovich also are well regarded artists in Russia. When Viktor was young, he used to watch his grandfather paint and was inspired to pursue a career as an artist. He studied art at the famous Moscow Art School, which is well known for developing a high level of technical skills in its students. After graduating from the School, Viktor studied and painted at the famous Academic Dacha of Artists, which was founded by Ilya Repin. There he worked under the guidance of artists Alexey Gritsay, Alexei and Sergei Tkachev. Their influence guided Viktor toward being a creative “en plein air” painter and an impressionist artist.
Viktor first came to America in 2002. Since then, he has had many exhibitions in the Hamptons and Sag Harbor, New York. Olesya and Jerry Koenig first met the artist at the reception as a member of the Guild of Boston Artists in September 2022, where he won a prestigious Robert Douglas Hunter Award in a New England Regional Juried exhibition for his en plein air painting “Osprey’s Sunset”. In America, Viktor has painted in Maine, Vermont, Boston, Cape Cod, Sag Harbor and New York.
Viktor is married to American artist, Kelly Carmody, who has her own exhibitions. They share a studio and live in Waltham, Massachusetts, where they paint and teach painting. Viktor often travels to Russia, to not only visit his family but also to paint and sell some of his American paintings. He has works in the Vyshniy Volochek Museum, Institute of Russian Realist Art, as well as private collections in China, Russia and the U.S.
Viktor Butko works are on display at Olesya & Jerry Koenig Gallery Holiday exhibition (October 25 -December 24, 2022):
“Christmas Tree Lighting Boston Common”, oil on linen, 25” x 30”, 2018
“Brooklyn Bridge”, oil on linen, 25” x 30”, 2018
“Main Street. Sag Harbor”, oil on linen, 22” x 28”, 2016
“Morning Shadows. Vermont”, oil on linen 20” x 24”, 202
Etchings, dry points, mixed media, oil paintings & watercolors of Russian, Ukrainian & American artists from “Olesya & Jerry Koenig Gallery” are also on display and for sale. Please RSVP on 857 253 8421, 857 756 8185 and email@example.com. The exhibition is open by appointment from Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM- 8PM, from October 25- December 24th, 2022.
Unfortunately, Olesya & Jerry Koenig Gallery will be closing on December 31, 2022, after 13 years in business, organizing, participating and curating about 40 fine art exhibitions in Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, Boston, Clinton, New York, Washington, D.C., Nashua, NH, Bath, & York, ME.
See you soon!
Viktor Butko en plein air painter Statement
12th ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXHIBITION IN CAMBRIDGE FROM NOVEMBER 27th- DECEMBER 17th 2021.
Dear friends! We are happy to invite you to see and purchase small artworks and Russian handicrafts at our Holiday exhibition in Cambridge.
12th Annual Holiday exhibition is curated by J. and O. Koenig of Cambridge, MA. Olesya and Jerry are Russian art experts, collectors and owners of From Russia With Art gallery (www.fromrussiawithart.org) in Cambridge. For the past 8 years the gallery also maintains an internet presence and features several moving exhibitions a year, selling and building knowledge of contemporary Russian-American art and Russian-American cultural relations. Works on display will include etching, dry point and aquatints, which they just brought back from a recent trip to Russia in July2021.
The exhibition is open by appointment every day from Nov. 27th- Dec.17th, 11AM-8PM. Please RSVP at 857 253 8421 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy and healthy Holiday season- 2021 and thank you so much for your support!
RUSSIAN SEASONS IN BOSTON
With BSO and Boston Ballet opening seasons, featuring music and ballet created by Russian composers, I decided offer again to your attention an article which I have written for an art events blog. As the pandemic is slowing down and venues are opening, enjoy the most colorful Autumn season in New England, dear friend!
By Olesya A. Koenig, co-owner of From Russia With Art Gallery, interpreter and bilingual Notary Public of MA and Cultural events manager of Russian-American Cultural Center of Boston. Please contact us at email@example.com and 857 756 8185 to make an appointment in Cambridge and see our Russian fine art collection.
“ARTS IN HEALTHCARE” online exhibition of From Russia With Art ,
Spring sale (by appointment in Cambridge) from May 18-27th.
We shall announce Fall 2021 exhibition soon!
You are invited to the “Arts in Healthcare” online exhibition by From Russia With Art and Palliative Care Initiative.
Please find below engravings images of small animals and birds, by our foremost Moscow printmakers:
People’s Artist of Russia Stanislav Nikireev (1932-2007, etchings)
and Honored Artist of Russia Irena Makoveeva (dry points:)
Those small, peaceful, healing and touching images of birds, insects, dogs, cats and other animals and nature are intended to offer enlightenment and encouragement to patients, families, staff and friends, and to all of us, the nature lovers, especially in current challenging times of 2020-2021.
During 11 years of its existence, in 2010-2021, From Russia With Art Gallery in Cambridge, MA (www.fromrussiawithart.org) participated in many “Arts in Healthcare” events, exhibitions and workshops, including those at the MGH Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital Boston and Spaulding Rehabilitation. It also supported such non-profit organizations as HelpJournal, Palliative Care Initiative and Russian-American Cultural Center of Boston.
One of “Arts in Healthcare” project missions is to use the resources of fine art to create the atmosphere of beauty and harmony and to stimulate individual creativity as a way of helping people whom the fear of death keeps from living every day fully, and for whom the fear of illness and death erects virtually insurmountable barriers between themselves and their loved ones when they need each other, perhaps more than ever.
When ten Annual Holiday Exhibitions took place each year in November- December 2010-2019, the Gallery transferred itself into the vibrant Multicultural Community Center, with an excellent fine art on display, artists receptions, authors talks and book signing, classical music live concerts, Russian tea and Matryoshki painting workshops for adults and children, fashion shows and more.
We are happy to share, that we had a very successful Spring 2021 exhibition ( by appointment in Cambridge,) where colored etchings by Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Vetrov were the bestsellers. We are working with Cambridge Arts Council and Cambridge Open Studios on upcoming Fall exhibition and will announce it soon.
August 20th, 2021.
Yours, Olesya and Jerry Koenig, 857 756 8185, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexander Vetrov ” August Landscape With Mother and Sunflowers” colored etching.
HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW 2021 YEAR!
“Neva River Flooding in Saint Petersburg” 42″ x48″ and “Autumn in Wellesley” 30″ x24″ original oil on canvas paintings by Bostonian impressionist Alexander Korman ( Saint Petersburg Stieglitz Academy of Art and Design) are on display and for sale. Both paintings are beautifully custom framed in Italian golden wooden frames. By appointment on Tuesday- Sunday in Cambridge, MA. email@example.com, 857 756 8185.
The current display at From Russia With Art features one of the best Bostonian en plein air painters, member of the Boston Center for the Arts, Alexander Korman and Signature Member f Oil Painters of America, Master of Pastel Society of America, Anatoly Dverin.
Beginning and advanced art collectors and investors are encouraged to view beautifully displayed artwork of these great impressionist painters. Pairing works from varied artists allows the viewer to make more intricate comparisons of style, technique, medium and texture, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the collection of fine Russian paintings and etchings at From Russia With Art.
Anatoly Dverin, Signature Member of OPA “Sunbeams in the Forest” oil on canvas, 24″ x36″, framed.
SPRING 2021 EXHIBITIONS
Due to coronavirus outbreak, our Spring exhibition in Newton Center has been postponed till the further notice. Please stay healthy, safe, protected and optimistic, our dear friends! Olesya, Jerry Koenig& Galina Slezinger.
Please join us for the festive exhibition of Russian contemporary art in a beautiful Cafe St. Petersburg in Newton Center: ” Private Slezinger Collection and From Russia With Art Exhibition” ( dates to be advised)
The owners of the best Russian restaurant in Boston, Liudmila and Galina Slezinger, will provide a variety of tasty cold and hot Russian appetizers for the reception. Live piano music will be performed by Boris Fogel.
Featured 20th Century contemporary artists: Alexander Anufriev (b. 1940), Misha Brusilovsky (1931-2016), Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943), Misha Lenn (b.1962), Nikolay Nedbaylo (b. 1940), Shimon Okshteyn (b. 1951), Yury Solovei (b. 1949) Valentin Rekunenko (b.1955), Yulia Kalmykova (b. 1964), Alexander Vassiliev (b.1958) and others.
“From Russia With Art” Holiday exhibit at the Picture Place near Coolidge Corner in Brookline, MA:
Open from October 1- December 30th, 2020!
The DC Book Fair & Capital Art Print Fair will take place on April 3-4, 2021, due to coronavirus outbreak.
An Exhibition poster for the upcoming Spring 2021 with collage of paintings by Anufriev, Chemiakin, Brusilovsky and Lenn. Galina-exhibit-posterRussian etchings exhibition at the 40th Annual Capital Art Print Fair, April 17-18th 2020.
The 2020 Capital Art Fair in it’s 40th year is now part of the DC Rare Book and Art Fair which includes 130 dealers of rare and vintage books, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, prints and fine art incorporating the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair plus the Capital Art fair.
This year, the Capital Art Fair will present 20 distinguished art dealers from across the United States showing fine prints, drawings and other works on paper ranging from the art of the Old Masters to the work of living artists producing contemporary work in all media.
Friday Preview April 17th 4-9pm
Saturday April 18th 10am-5pm
April 17-18, 2020
Crystal City, Arlington Virginia
Now part of the DC Rare Book and Art Fair. Learn more.
From Russia With Art will be very happy to participate in this Fair for the 4th time and to bring outstanding , rare to be found in the United States etchings by foremost Moscow print makers, such as Stanislav Nikireev ( 1932-2007,) Alexander Vetrov, Irena Makoveeva and Vladimir Vorobyov to a vibrant Washington DC Capital area.
NONCONFORMIST ART EXHIBITION IN BROOKLINE IN NOVEMBER 2019
Sale of St. Petersburg Nonconformist Art of 1970-90s from private collection and Etchings from Moscow curated by From Russia With Art, November 22-24. Original Oil on canvas paintings, lithographs, mixed media, monotype. Where: 54 Dwight Street #2, Brookline, MA, 02446
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.fromrussiawithart.org, 857 756 8185, Izabella Mazhbits: 617 731 1089
RECEPTION WITH I. MAZHBITS, COLLECTION OWNER:
SATURDAY, NOV.23 FROM 4-7 PM
The exhibit is on view on Friday Nov. 22, 4-8 PM, Saturday Nov. 23, 11-8 PM and Sunday Nov. 24 from 11-5 PM. Live music will be performed on Friday and Saturday by Michael Sukharsky. Etchings by Moscow artists will also be on display and for sale.
Featured artists: Nikolai Bogomolov, Vladimir Borodin, Yury Brusovani, Solomon Epstein (b. 1924), Grigory Izrailevich (1924-99), Yury Lukshin, Pyotr Merkury (1950-2018), Boris Mitavsky, Victor Wilner (1925-2017), Valery Kosorukov, Natalia Azriel (Klemina), Vladimir Vitkovsky, Marianna Magoyan, Vladimir Volosov and Tatiana Volodimirova.
On the picture: Boris Mitavsky “The Curtain” mixed media on canvas board, 1990, size 21″ x17″.
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2019 EXHIBITIONS
Brooklyn Antiquarian Book & Print Fair, from September 7-8th, https://www.brooklynbookfair.com
Russian-Speaking Jewish Festival in Brookline, MA on September 22nd (384 Harvard st.) from noon- 5 PM.
Cambridge Open Studios, at Harvard Sq., 1100 Massachusetts Avenue, from September 27-29, from noon- 5 30 PM,
With our Fall reception on Saturday September 28th from 3-5 30 PM.
Slavonic Festival ” Pokrov” on October 12th in Nashua, NH (36 Riverside st.)
From Russia with Art will be presenting a curated collection of works on paper by leading Russian printmakers of the 20th & 21st Century at the upcoming Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, (BABF), Sept. 7 & 8 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. The Cambridge Mass. art gallery will feature etchings and prints from such major artists as Stanislav Nikireev (1932-2007), Alexander Vetrov, Irena Makoveeva and Vladimir Vorobyov, at the BABF’s new but popular section, The Brooklyn Print & Photo Fair. “Some of Russia’s best artists have focused their creative energy mastering printmaking, particularly etching – and the results are breathtaking, but hard to find in this country,” says Ms. Koenig. From Russia With Art is working to change that.
Stanislav Nikireev (1932-2007), known as the “People’s Artist of Russia,” was one of the most remarkable Masters of modern Russian Fine Arts. Experts consider his incredibly detailed work as a unique phenomenon in current landscape art and etching technique, to be compared only with the legacy of old Masters, such as Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn and especially Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Etchings, aquatints and dry points (an engraving or print made with a dry point needle), rarely seen in the United States, by “Honored Artists of Russia”: Alexander Vetrov, an outstanding colored-etching craftsman; Vladimir Vorobyov and Irina Makoveeva; will also be presented as part of the upcoming exhibitions. Vetrov, Vorobyov and Makoveeva have had exhibitions in America, Asia and Europe.
Russian-American painters Misha Lenn, Anatoly Dverin and Vladimir Volosov will also present their new works in oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed media techniques at the upcoming exhibitions and cultural festivals in Brooklyn, Brookline, Cambridge and Nashua, organized with the participation of From Russia With Art in September-October 2019.
The exhibitions are curated by Jerry and Olesya Koenig of Cambridge, MA, Russian art experts, collectors and owners of From Russia With Art gallery (www.fromrussiawithart.org). Contact: email@example.com, 781-862-4039, firstname.lastname@example.org, 857 756 8185, Cambridge Open Studios 617 349 4380.
“People’s Artist of Russia” Stanislav Nikireev (1932-2007) “Aunt Frosya’s Yard” etching, #50/80, 21” x22.5” 1981-2016
Attached below is Slavonic Festival Pokrov poster! Please join us to celebrate Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian culture, art, music, dance, food, fashion and more! October 12th, Nashua High School South, Nashua, NH, from noon- 5PM. Presentation & sale of colored etchings by Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Vetrov will take place at the Festival.
The Capital Art Print Fair, March 30-31, 2019
We are happy to announce that From Russia With Art Gallery will be participating for the third time in the Capital Art Print Fair in Washington DC. The 2019 Capital Art Fair will take place at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn Westpark Hotel in Arlington, VA, at the last weekend of March, 2019, during world famous Washington DC cherry blossom season.
As the successor to the Washington Fine Print Fair and the Washington International Print Fair, the Capital Art Fair is now in its thirty-seventh year of bringing collectible and desirable art to the Washington, DC, area. This year, the fair will present about 25 distinguished art dealers from across the United States showing fine prints, drawings and other works on paper ranging from the art of the Old Masters to the work of living artists producing contemporary work in all media. The show has always been very strong in the areas of nineteenth and twentieth century American art, Japanese Prints, and early and modern European prints and drawings. Joining the show for the third season is From Russia With Art, which will exhibit the work of contemporary Russian masters.
Featured image: Alexander Vetrov “ Mild September in Sergiev Posad”
colored etching, 1998, 11,8″ x12,2″.
Our gallery’s showroom and our website feature a unique collection of etchings, dry point etchings, sculptures, oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings. These are certified original pieces by artists whose work was previously difficult to find in America. Our gallery has over 400 works of fine art, with a range of prices, making shopping an easy way to discover a new addition to your personal collection or a perfect gift for someone special.
The Gallery accepts payments via debit/credit cards, personal checks, and PayPal. For payment by check, please select that option on checkout and mail checks payable to “From Russia With Art Gallery” at PO Box 400302, Cambridge MA 02140.
We will make shipments of original artworks in the United States and Canada, please allow us 7 – 10 business days to process and ship your order. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a framed painting or etching, we can customize your order to include personalized matting and framing. Our frames are all custom, Italian-made.
All artworks featured by the Gallery are original, in excellent condition and signed by artists. All sales are final.
Please contact us here , or email email@example.com, with any questions or concerns. In between art exhibits, our pop-up gallery can be visited by appointment, from Wednesday-Sunday, near the Alewife T station in Cambridge, MA. Please refer to our Facebook page for more updates and news.