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Valentin Serov

(1865-1911)

Valentin Serov Portrait

Biography

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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.Read Valentin Serov's Full Biography

Valentin Serov. Portrait of Lialia (Adelaida) Simonovich. Portrait of Lialia (Adelaida) Simonovich. 1880. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Kolya (Nikolay) Simonovich. Portrait of Kolya (Nikolay) Simonovich. 1880. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Vera Repina. Portrait of Vera Repina. 1881. Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of the Artist Pavel Tchistyakov. Portrait of the Artist Pavel Tchistyakov. 1881. Italian pencil on paper. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1883. Pencil on paper. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Maria Mamontova Riding a Horse. Maria Mamontova Riding a Horse. 1884. Pencil on paper mounted on cardboard. Private collection. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1885. Oil on canvas. Private collection. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. By the Window. Portrait of Olga Trubnikova. By the Window. Portrait of Olga Trubnikova. 1885. Unfinished. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Bullocks. Bullocks. 1885. Study. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1880s. Oil on canvas. Private collection. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Autumn Evening. Domotcanovo. Autumn Evening. Domotcanovo. 1886. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Winter in Abramtsevo. The Church. Winter in Abramtsevo. The Church. 1886. Study. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. By the Window. Portrait of Olga Trubnikova. By the Window. Portrait of Olga Trubnikova. 1886. Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Open Window. Lilacs. Open Window. Lilacs. 1886. Study. Oil on canvas. The Art Museum of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Winter in Abramtsevo. The Mansion. Winter in Abramtsevo. The Mansion. 1886. Study. Oil on wood. Private collection. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Pond in Abramtsevo. Pond in Abramtsevo. 1886. Study. Oil on wood. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. St. Mark Plaza in Venice. St. Mark Plaza in Venice. 1887. Study. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Seaside in Venice. Seaside in Venice. 1887. Study. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Lilacs in Vase. Lilacs in Vase. 1887. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art, Erevan, Armenia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Terrace in Vvedensk. Terrace in Vvedensk. 1880s. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Russian Art. Yerevan, Armenia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Girl with Peaches. Portrait of Vera Mamontova. Girl with Peaches. Portrait of Vera Mamontova. 1887. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Yekaterina Chokolova. Portrait of Yekaterina Chokolova. 1887. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Savva Mamontov. Portrait of Savva Mamontov. 1887. Oil on canvas. The Picture Gallery, Odessa, Ukraine. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Sergei Chokolov. Portrait of Sergei Chokolov. 1887. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of the Composer Alexander Serov. Portrait of the Composer Alexander Serov. 1888-89. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. The Overgrown Pond. Domotcanovo. The Overgrown Pond. Domotcanovo. 1888. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Nadezhda Derviz with Her Child. Portrait of Nadezhda Derviz with Her Child. 1888-89. Oil on iron plate. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of the Composer Pavel Blaramberg. Portrait of the Composer Pavel Blaramberg. 1888. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Girl in the Sunlight. Portrait of Maria Simonovich. Girl in the Sunlight. Portrait of Maria Simonovich. 1888. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Adelaida Simonovich. Portrait of Adelaida Simonovich. 1889. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Praskovya Mamontova. Portrait of Praskovya Mamontova. 1889. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of Olga Serova. Portrait of Olga Serova. 1889-90. Oil on canvas. Whereabouts Unknown. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of the Italian Singer Angelo Masini. Portrait of the Italian Singer Angelo Masini. 1890. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of the Italian Singer Francesco Tamagno. Portrait of the Italian Singer Francesco Tamagno. 1891. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Valentin Serov. Portrait of the Artist Vasily Surikov. Portrait of the Artist Vasily Surikov. Late 1890s. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
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