Valentin Alexandrovitch Serov
(1865 - 1911)
Valentin Alexandrovitch Serov was active/lived in Russian Federation. Valentin Serov is known for realist portrait and moderist landscape painting.
Biography Valentin Alexandrovitch Serov
Valentin Alexandrovich Serov was a Russian painter, and one of the premier portrait artists of his era. He 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 C
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