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Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951)

Koussevitzky as Subject: The Art of the Koussevitzkys

Serge Koussevitzky’s career was significantly impacted by the behind-the-scenes activities of both his second and third wives, Natalie Ushkova and Olga Naumova. Natalie's family fortune greatly contributed to Serge's ability to pursue the conducting training he needed, and Olga supported his activities both as secretary and advocate for his legacy after his death. This exhibit highlights some of the works they created as artists in their own right.

Sketch of Serge Koussevitzky conducting by Olga Koussevitzky

Sketch by Olga Naumova Koussevitzky: Serge Koussevitzky conducting