Russian businessman Viatcheslav Kantor, who has served as the president of the European Jewish Congress, primarily buys works by Russian artists of Jewish extraction, ranging from School of Paris painters Marc Chagall and Chaim Soutine to Russian conceptualists Ilya Kabakov, Erik Bulatov, and Grisha Bruskin. Kantor’s collection forms the basis of Moscow’s Museum of Avant-Garde Mastery, which he founded in 2001.

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Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor

London; Moscow

Source of wealth:
Fertilizer (Acron Group); President of the European Jewish Congress

Collecting area:
Russian and Jewish art of the 20th century; contemporary Russian art

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Fun fact:

Kantor has more than once been named one of the “50 Most Influential Jews in the World” by the Jerusalem Post.