The Morozov Brothers. Great Russian Collectors

In the early 20th century, the Morozov and Shchukin families had a tremendous influence on cultural life in Moscow. Thanks to their activities the concept of a “patron of art” appeared. They contributed directly to international recognition for contemporary French artists. The collections of modern art assembled by the Morozov brothers and Sergei Shchukin are among the finest in the world and are today housed in museums in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.