The famous Russian artist Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov was born on January 19, 1865. After the death of his father, his mother was engaged in raising his son, in every possible way encouraging his craving for drawing from childhood.
The boy spent his childhood in Munich, where he learned the basics of drawing with the German artist Kepping. Later, the family moved to Paris, where Valentin Alexandrovich met I.E. Repin, who later became his teacher. After returning to Moscow in 1880, it was Repin who introduced Serov into the circle of famous artists.
Serov studied at the Academy of Arts under the guidance of the famous professor and teacher P. P. Chistyakov. He created his first painting with the name “Oxen” in 1885. At the age of twenty-two years, the artist created his famous work “Girl with Peaches”, which immediately glorified him.
In the nineties, the artist became interested in painting portraits, even created several paintings depicting members of the royal family. Serov himself and his wife raised six children.
His painting amazes with the amazing freshness and jewelry design of every millimeter on canvas, and the works of art have gained worldwide fame, glorifying the paintings of Russian artists.
For more than ten years Serov was engaged in teaching at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, acting as a master and guide for young people. But, unfortunately, in connection with the sudden death of December 5, 1911, he was not able to realize all his ideas and plans.