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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Sketch for the design of a curtain for the ballet 'Scheherazade'... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Sketch for the design of a curtain for the ballet 'Scheherazade'...
Portrait Of The Composer Alexander Serov 1888-89 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of The Composer Alexander Serov 1888-89
Country Settlement under threatening Clouds - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Country Settlement under threatening Clouds
Farm Yard In Finland 1902 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Farm Yard In Finland 1902
The Grand Eagle Cup 1910 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
The Grand Eagle Cup 1910
A Recruit 1906 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
A Recruit 1906
Portrait Of Count Felix Sumarokov Elstone Later Prince... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Count Felix Sumarokov Elstone Later Prince...
Haystack 1901 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Haystack 1901
October Domotcanovo 1895 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
October Domotcanovo 1895
Pomors 1894 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Pomors 1894
Horses On A Shore 1905 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Horses On A Shore 1905
Study of a horse - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Study of a horse

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