Monaco-based art collector Georgy Hatsenkov is donating a number of important paintings to the National Art Museum of Belarus. The handover ceremony on February 14 will be followed by an exhibition of the gifts until February 18, before becoming part of the national archives, the Museum said.
The gift includes works by noted Belarusian artists Alexander Kishchenko, Vladimir Slobodchikov, Galina Gorovaya, and Aleksei Marochkin.
Georgy Hatsenkov was born in Belarus in May, 1950. He studied in Russia and worked as a radio and TV journalist before going into business in the 1990s. Founded by Georgy and Tatyana Hatsenkov, the MC Fine Arts gallery in Monaco comprises over 5,000 paintings and graphical works by around 500 artists, according to eng.belta.by.