View Full Version : Yarka french easel

03-28-2012, 01:51 PM
Hello all,
I am looking for a Yarka french easel. Do you know where I could buy it ? Or if one of you would sell one to me ?


Thank you !

03-28-2012, 05:10 PM
there was a guy on faceook trying to sell one recently i will see if they still have it and send you a link.

03-28-2012, 05:13 PM
Thank you !

03-28-2012, 05:52 PM
I think it is on e-bay.co.uk do a search

03-28-2012, 08:47 PM
What should I type on ebay I could not find it ? Thank you for your help !

William Moore
03-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Antonin Passemard
The easel in your picture is the Yarka "Russian French Easel" that was distributed in the US for a short while during the ninties. I bought mine about 15 years ago from Jerry's Artarama. Jack Richeson & Co. also carried them for awhile. Don't know why no one distributes it now, many yarka products are still sold in the US.

Yarka had a large and a medium easel. I have the medium easel and there is a label so I Googled the name of the Russian manufacture, Podolsk-Art and found this listing on ebay but it was sold in Feb. Looks like the seller deals in easels, if you have an ebay account you can contact them and see if they have more.



It was distributed in the US by:
Postport Inc.
P.O. Box
Essex, MA 01929
I didn't find anything on the internet for Postport Inc.

Antonin,I would appreciate you letting me know if you find one, If not, I might be able to help. Good Luck

03-29-2012, 01:29 PM
Thanks William ! I sent you a private message.

04-14-2012, 01:00 AM
Keep looking, they are out there. I just now searched and found one that sold for $66 on shopgoodwill.com last February.
Have fun, Dave

04-14-2012, 05:06 PM
Check out this site from Estonia (E = Euro).
Scroll to the bottom, there tehy offer two models.

04-27-2012, 04:26 PM
I Have This Easel In A Medium Size If You Are Still Interested.

05-28-2012, 08:57 AM

Amazing, this easel is not sold in retail markets anymore. I own a large one, it is much sturdier than a traditional french easel especially, for holding a large full pastel palette. As with others I bought mine about a decade ago. Good luck in finding one.


Judy Warner
05-31-2012, 07:47 PM
I have one I use all the time--but I have a question about how it is supposed to hold the painting. I usually paint 8x10 or 11 x 14 and I can't figure out how it's supposed to fit on the easel.

I usually use a large board and tape my panel to that. Does anyone have another idea? Maybe something is missing from mine--I found it at our local landfill--it's great, very sturdy, but there is the panel holding problem.


06-01-2012, 12:44 PM

With the large Yarka Easel: I use 2 different slip-in easel adapters (12x16 and 9x12) from Judson Outfitters http://www.judsonsart.com/pleinair/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=15&idcategory=0


1. 12x16 adapter with a 11x14 panel
2. 12x16 adapter
3. 12x16 with 9x12 adapters (with 9x12 held with a bungee cord)
4. 12x16 with 9x12 adapers with a 8x10 panel
5. Closer view of 4.

The 12x16 slip-in easel was made for a larger monster Guerilla Box that is no longer made.

Hope this was helpful,

(***disclosure: I do not get paid any funds from Judson Outfitters***)

06-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Yes I have 2 large ones and 2 mediums. I like the medium by far. On the large one a 18x24 canvas looks small ! I paint large paintings plein air but rarely over 24x36 and the medium one is the best for everything under that.

06-01-2012, 03:22 PM
You paint plein-air in sizes over 24x36

-> SUPERb, THAT I LIKE & LOVE IT !!! too ;-)

06-01-2012, 03:34 PM

You have 2 large and 2 mediums of what?


Judy Warner
06-01-2012, 07:24 PM
Thank you Pcool. I'm going to look at the Judson's adapters. I'm not sure if mine is a large or medium easel--what are the dimensions of yours--I guess the size of the palette would tell me.


06-03-2012, 03:29 PM

Here are the dimensions of the Yarka Large easel:

Width: 15 3/4 inches
Length: 20 3/8 inches
Depth: 3 1/4 inches.

Could someone post the dimensions of the Yarka medium easel? It may be helpful to someone else.


06-08-2012, 07:26 PM
in case somebody is still looking for a yarka, i just saw one up on ebay! very inexpensive as well.

06-09-2012, 11:49 AM
There is a Yarka listed on eBay. There is almost 2 days left on the auction. It is listed as: PLEIN AIR EASEL/FIELD BOX
I was thinking about bidding on it but I don't really need another easel.

12-23-2012, 10:02 AM
Here are the dimensions of the Yarka Small easel (also called Medium easel):

Width: 28,6 cm
Length: 40 cm
Depth: 8,5 cm
leg Length: 90 cm
Weight: around 3 Kg

03-13-2013, 05:28 PM
Saw this on Ebay today. This is called an Aluminum Alloy Oil Painting Box.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2013/4711-22001029-4.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2013/4711-22001029-1.jpg

03-24-2013, 05:38 PM
I never liked the Yarka (have one) because it forced me to straddle that middle leg while painting. My big feet are prone to knocking it.

04-02-2013, 03:18 PM
I know what you mean. I like this large easel for holding a full box of pastels without the legs buckling.