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The Courtauld Art Gallery, London

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Courtauld Art Gallery, located at Somerset House on Strand – one of the London’s central streets - rightly claims to be one of the finest small art museums in the world.

Even if the Art Gallery is a part of the Courtauld Institute of Art, a specialised centre for the study and research of art history and conservation, it is also open to general public. The Gallery received its name in homage to Samuel Courtauld, an important early 20th century collector, whose activities and bequests were paramount for the creation of the Gallery. At the present the Courtauld Gallery Collection embraces European paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and decorative art from the early Renaissance to the 20th century.

Russian collection: The Courtauld Art Gallery 20th century collection contains eight works by the leading Russian avant-garde artists of the early 20th c., all of which are on loan from private collectors. This small, but important group includes oil paintings by Vasily Kandinsky, Alexej Jawlensky, Marianne Werefkin and Mikhail Larionov. All works are currently on display.