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 Prince Vladimir Golitsyn 1906 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Prince Vladimir Golitsyn 1906
Model 1905 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Model 1905
Open Window Lilacs Study 1886 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Open Window Lilacs Study 1886
Girl In The Sunlight Portrait Of Maria Simonovich 1888 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Girl In The Sunlight Portrait Of Maria Simonovich 1888
Portrait Of Princess Zinaida Yusupova 1900-2 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Princess Zinaida Yusupova 1900-2
By The Window Portrait Of Olga Trubnikova Unfinished... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
By The Window Portrait Of Olga Trubnikova Unfinished...
Study of a Nude - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Study of a Nude
Herd 1890s - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Herd 1890s
By The Window Portrait Of Olga Trubnikova 1886 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
By The Window Portrait Of Olga Trubnikova 1886
Pond In Abramtsevo Study 1886 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Pond In Abramtsevo Study 1886
Portrait of Ilya Ostrouhov (1858-1929), 1902 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait of Ilya Ostrouhov (1858-1929), 1902
Autumn Evening Domotcanovo 1886 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Autumn Evening Domotcanovo 1886

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