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Valentin Serov, the first master of Russian Painting

Valentin Serov - Publisher Parkstone - Harcover - 160 pages - Text in English - Published in 1997

Valentin Aleksandrovich 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.

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Model 9781859952832
Artist Valentin Serov
Author Dmitry Sarabyanov
Publisher Parkstone
Format Harcover
Number of pages 160
Language English
Dimensions 330 x 250
Technique(s) 135 illustrations (100 col.).
Published 1997

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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