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The Year's Best in Art Collectors and Their Works

Collectors Ivan Morozov and Sergei Shchukin were celebrated this year.

Moscow and St. Petersburg celebrated Russia's far-sighted collectors of art. Kirill Zykov / Moskva News Agency

Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov were pre-revolutionary Russian entrepreneurs who managed to put together two incredible collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art. In the middle of the 20th century these collections were divided between Russia’s two major museums: the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But in the summer of 2019 they were reunited for the first time since 1948. Morozov’s collection was shown at the Hermitage, while the Pushkin Museum exhibited Shchukin’s collection.

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