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Natalya Semenova

Russian art historian Natalya Semenova is the author of The Collector: The Story of Sergei Shchukin and His Lost Masterpieces, co-author of Collecting Matisse, and co-editor of Selling Russia's Treasures. She lives in Moscow.


   


Natalya Semenova

Morozov
The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection

Translated by Arch Tait

Yale University Press, 13 October 2020
Hardback, £25

ISBN: 978-0-300-24982-8
288 pages, 29 colour and 27 b-w illustrations


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'A riveting biography of an intensely private man who became one of the world's greatest collectors of modern art.'
Rosamund Bartlett

A highly successful Moscow textile merchant, meticulous and very discerning, Ivan Morozov set about acquiring works by Monet, Pissarro and Cézanne. He collected Russian as well as European art. Acquiring masterpieces from the likes of Bonnard, Matisse and Picasso, he spent more than any other collector of the age.

Morozov had always intended to leave his art to the state, but during the Soviet period his collection was divided between Moscow and St Petersburg, only to languish in storage for decades. Now it forms the foundation of Russia's celebrated holding of modern art.

 


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