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 A Kasyanov 1907 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of A Kasyanov 1907
Rinsing Linen On The River Study 1901 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Rinsing Linen On The River Study 1901
Portrait Of The Artist Vasily Surikov Late 1890s - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of The Artist Vasily Surikov Late 1890s
Portrait Of Savva Mamontov 1887 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Savva Mamontov 1887
Portrait Of Mara Oliv 1895 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Mara Oliv 1895
Portrait Of Anna Benois 1908 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Anna Benois 1908
Portrait Of The Artist Ilya Repin 1901 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of The Artist Ilya Repin 1901
Portrait Of Liudmila Mamontova Study 1894 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Liudmila Mamontova Study 1894
Portrait Of Anna Staal 1910 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Anna Staal 1910
Portrait Of Vladimir Girshman 1911 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Vladimir Girshman 1911
Portrait Of The Author Nikolay Leskov 1894 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of The Author Nikolay Leskov 1894
Portrait Of Nikolay Pozniakov 1908 - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - www.valentin-aleksandrovich-serov.org
Portrait Of Nikolay Pozniakov 1908

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