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.
The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection
Translated by Arch Tait
Yale University Press, 13 October 2020
288 pages, 29 colour and 27 b-w illustrations
Order from Blackwell's
biography of an intensely private man who became one of the world's
greatest collectors of modern art.'
'A century of Russian
society through the prism of a painting collection. Natalya Semenova's
biography of Ivan Morozov has jewel-like focus yet epic scope, reads as
sumptuously as a 19th-century novel, and makes stunning use of material
still emerging from Soviet archives to illuminate dark corners of
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