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Unformatted text preview: were acquired by collectors and the Imperial family. P. M. Tretiakov played a particularly important role in the success of the Society; his frequent purchases allowed the painters to worry less about their income and concentrate on the creative process. Encouraged by the success of the first exhibition, the Society staged the second in 1872 and by 1897 could boast of 25 exhibitions, many of which traveled to Kiev, Kharkov, Nizhnii Novgorod, Kazan', Samara, Penza, Tambov, Kozlov, Voronezh, Novocherkassk, Rostov, Taganrog, Ekaterinoslav, and Kursk. In the first 25 years of its existence, the Society's members created 3504 works seen by about a million viewers. All in all, the Society organized 48 exhibitions and survived until 1923, when it was incorporated into the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia...
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