Olga's Gallery

Valentin Serov

Valentin Serov Portrait
Valentin Serov
Birth Year
Death Year
Art Nouveau

Valentin Serov Biography

The artist Valentin Alexandrovich Serov was born into the family of a famous Russian composer Alexander Serov. In 1871 his father died, and in 1872-73 the little boy with his widowed mother, née Bergman, lived in Munich, where he had lessons from the artist K. Kepping. In 1874, they moved to Paris, where Valentin regularly visited the studio of Ilya Repin, who was very fond of the little boy. In 1875, the Serovs came to live at Abramtsevo, the estate of the industrial tycoon Savva Mamontov, and the cultural center of the time, where artists, musicians and actors were always welcome.

Valentin Serov 151 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Valentin Serov Bibliography

Serov by V. Leniashin. Russian Painters of the XIX century. Moscow. 1989.

The Art and Architecture of Russia (Pelican History Art) by George Heard Hamilton. Yale Univ Pr, 1992.

A Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Artists 1420-1970 by John Milner. Antique Collectors' Club, 1993.

Valentin Serov: Portraits of Russia's Silver Age by Elizabeth Valkenier. Northwestern University Press, 2001.

Valentin Serov. 1865 - 1911. Paintings. Graphic Art. by Vladimir Leniashin, Vladimir Kruglov, Yevgenia Petrova, Joseph Kiblitsky. Palace Editions, 2005.