Gallery"Our artists" presented to Muscovites another exclusive art project "Geltzer. Collection". From various museums and private collections were collected works from the impressive collection of the legendary prima ballerina of the Bolshoi theatre Ekaterina Vasilievna Geltser (1876-1962). Personally knowing artists and their heirs, it was an outstanding collection, "a branch of the Tretyakov gallery".
So, geltzer has acquired works from the artist's widow of O. F. Serova, a famous collectors Language A. P. and A. N. The Lyapunov exponent. She owned works previously owned by S. I. Mamontov, A. A. Bahrushina and S. S. Botkin. It was unquestionably the outstanding Moscow collection, formed mainly in the 1920-1930-ies, which included hundreds of paintings and graphic works. One of the most beloved artists geltzer was Isaac Levitan. She had about fifty works of the great landscape painter, among them masterpieces, today adorn museums and private collections.
The extreme dispersion of pieces of the collection and an unfortunate limitation of information do not allow today to present Assembly geltzer in its entirety. Nevertheless, curators of the exhibition managed to unite the exhibition of around 40 first-class artists of the second half of XIX - early XX century, and in the catalog — it can play about 80 works from the collection of the Bolshoi Theater. The exhibition includes works from the Moscow state museums — the Tretyakov gallery, Theater Museum. A. A. Bakhrushin, the Museum of musical culture im. M. I. Glinka and Moscow private collections.