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 Adelaida Simonovich 1889 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Adelaida Simonovich 1889
Portrait Of Princess Zinaida Yusupova Detail 2 1900... - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Princess Zinaida Yusupova Detail 2 1900...
Study of a horse - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Study of a horse
Portrait Of Yevdokia Morozova 1908 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Yevdokia Morozova 1908
Portrait Of Alexander Lensky And Alexander Yuzhin 1908 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Alexander Lensky And Alexander Yuzhin 1908
Watermill In Finland 1902 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Watermill In Finland 1902
Portrait Of Mikhail Abramovich Morozov Detail 1902 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Mikhail Abramovich Morozov Detail 1902
Portrait Of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Study 1893 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Study 1893
Portrait Of Sophia Botkina Detail 1899 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Sophia Botkina Detail 1899
Portrait Of The Writer Maxim Gorky 1905 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of The Writer Maxim Gorky 1905
Rinsing Linen On The River Study 1901 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Rinsing Linen On The River Study 1901
Portrait Of Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovich 1897 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovich 1897

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