Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov ((January 19, 1865 - December 5, 1911) was a Russian painter, and one of the premier portrait artists of his era.

Serov was born in St. Petersburg, son of the Russian composer Alexander Serov, and his wife Valentina Bergman, a composer of German-Jewish and English background. In his childhood he studied in Paris and Moscow under Ilya Repin and in the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1880-1885) under Pavel Chistyakov. Serov's early creativity was sparked by the realistic art of Repin and strict pedagogical system of Chistyakov. Further influences on Serov were the old master paintings he viewed in the museums of Russia and Western Europe, friendships with Mikhail Vrubel and (later) Konstantin Korovin, and the creative atmosphere of the Abramtsevo Colony, to which he was closely connected.


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Portrait of Madame Lwoff, 1895 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of Madame Lwoff, 1895
Madame Lvov - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Madame Lvov
Curtain design for Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov's ballet... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Curtain design for Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov's ballet...
Peter II (1715-30) and the Tsarevna Elizabeth (1709... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Peter II (1715-30) and the Tsarevna Elizabeth (1709...
Bathing a Horse, 1905 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Bathing a Horse, 1905
Girl with Peaches, 1887 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Girl with Peaches, 1887
Portrait of Prince Felix Yussupov (1887-1967) 1903 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of Prince Felix Yussupov (1887-1967) 1903
Tsar Nicholas II - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Tsar Nicholas II
Portrait of Princess Olga Konstantinovna Orlova (1872... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of Princess Olga Konstantinovna Orlova (1872...
Portrait of the artist Isaak Ilyich Levitan (1860-1900)... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of the artist Isaak Ilyich Levitan (1860-1900)...
Portrait Of The Artist Ilya Repin 1892 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of The Artist Ilya Repin 1892
Self Portrait, 1901 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Self Portrait, 1901

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