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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By The Window Portrait Of Olga Trubnikova 1886 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
By The Window Portrait Of Olga Trubnikova 1886
Autumn Evening Domotcanovo 1886 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Autumn Evening Domotcanovo 1886
The Rape Of Europe 1910 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
The Rape Of Europe 1910
Portrait Of Maria Akimova 1908 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Maria Akimova 1908
Mika Morozov 1901 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Mika Morozov 1901
Coronation Of The Emperor Nicholas II In The Uspensky... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Coronation Of The Emperor Nicholas II In The Uspensky...
Peter The Great Detail 1907 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Peter The Great Detail 1907
Portrait Of Maria Morozova 1897 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Maria Morozova 1897
Portrait Of Princess Olga Orlova 1911 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Princess Olga Orlova 1911
Odysseus And Nausicaa Detail 1910 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Odysseus And Nausicaa Detail 1910
Winter In Abramtsevo The Mansion Study 1886 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Winter In Abramtsevo The Mansion Study 1886
Colts At Watering Place Domotcanovo 1904 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Colts At Watering Place Domotcanovo 1904

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