Taganrog art museum

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The Taganrog Art Museum is also connected with the name of Anton Chekhov. According to contemporaries, in 1896 he for the first time got the idea of creating a museum in the city displaying collections of works by Russian painters. Two years later with the participation of Chekhov himself and the Taganrog public figure, phylantropist and the future city mayor Pavel Iordanov a gallery was created, which soon had four dozens of paintings by famous artists. They were given to the funds of the museum with the cooperation of Chekhov‘s friend, the artist Ilya Repin.