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 Nadezhda Derviz With Her Child 1888-89 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Nadezhda Derviz With Her Child 1888-89
The Hunt With Borzois, 1906 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
The Hunt With Borzois, 1906
Portrait Of Margarita Morozova 1910 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Margarita Morozova 1910
Portrait Of Ivan Zabelin 1892 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Ivan Zabelin 1892
Portrait Of Olga Serova 1889-90 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Olga Serova 1889-90
Bathing Of A Horse Detail 1905 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Bathing Of A Horse Detail 1905
Portrait Of Countess Varvara Musina Pushkina 1895 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Countess Varvara Musina Pushkina 1895
Portrait Of Praskovya Mamontova 1889 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Praskovya Mamontova 1889
A Recruit 1906 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
A Recruit 1906
Portrait Of The Actress Maria Yermolova Detail 1905 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of The Actress Maria Yermolova Detail 1905
Portrait Of Henrietta Girshman Detail 1907 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Henrietta Girshman Detail 1907
Farm Yard In Finland 1902 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Farm Yard In Finland 1902

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