The A. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts was founded on 17 August 1898. In 14 years, in May 1912, Museum was opened to the strains of solemn cantata especially composed for this event. The fundamental importance for paining gallery formation was given by the acquisitions from the State Hermitage which provided works of Boticelli, Rembrandt, Van Dake, Rubens, Poussin, Murilio and Kanaletto into Moscow.
Image of the Museum art gallery was finally defined in 1948 when it was replenished by the works of artists from collection of former Museum of New Western Art in Moscow. There were works of painting of E. Manet, K. Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Sisley, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Marquet, Rouault, Picasso and others once bought by Russian collectors S. Shchukin and I. Morozov. Significant collection of original West European sculpture and applied art was formed as a part of art gallery.
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