Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov

Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov - Impressed by the talent of...

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Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov (1865-1911) One of the greatest Russian portrait painters, Serov was born on January 19, 1865, in the family of the composer A. N. Serov, author of the operas Judith , Rogneda , and the Evil Power . As a young boy, Serov might have met many luminaries of Russian culture of the time -- Stasov, Repin , Ghe, Antokolskii -- who visited his father. Unfortunately, when he was six, his father died, and Serov traveled with his widowed mother to Munich and later to Paris. In Paris, he attracted Repin's attention and started his art education under the master's tutelage.
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Unformatted text preview: Impressed by the talent of the boy, Repin advised him to return to St. Petersburg and begin formal studies at the Academy of Fine Arts under the famous art teacher P. Chistiakov. Savva Mamontov invited financially destitute Serovs to live at his estate at Abramtsevo. Serov studied at the Academy from 1880 to 1885 and met Mikhail Vrubel there; the painters even shared an atelier. Even though the artist did not finish the Academy, he sufficiently perfected his skills to begin independent work....
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