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 Pavel Blaramberg (1841-1908) 1888 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of Pavel Blaramberg (1841-1908) 1888
Portrait Of Princess Olga Orlova Detail 1911 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Princess Olga Orlova Detail 1911
Portrait of Countess Olsuphyev, 1911 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of Countess Olsuphyev, 1911
Portrait Of Princess Zinaida Yusupova Detail 1900-2 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Princess Zinaida Yusupova Detail 1900-2
Anna Pavlova In The Ballet Sylphyde 1909 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Anna Pavlova In The Ballet Sylphyde 1909
Two Boys, 1899 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Two Boys, 1899
In A Village Peasant Woman With A Horse 1898 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
In A Village Peasant Woman With A Horse 1898
Portrait of Maria Nikolayevna Yermolova (1853-1928)... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of Maria Nikolayevna Yermolova (1853-1928)...
Portrait Of Sergei (Serge) Diaghilev 1904 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Sergei (Serge) Diaghilev 1904
Portrait of the Composer Alekandr Konstantinovich Glazunov... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of the Composer Alekandr Konstantinovich Glazunov...
Peter Ii And Princess Elizabeth Petrovna Riding To... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Peter Ii And Princess Elizabeth Petrovna Riding To...
Portrait Of The Composer Nikolay Rimsky Korsakov 1898 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of The Composer Nikolay Rimsky Korsakov 1898

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