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  The famous Russian artist Valentin Serov was born on January 19, 1865 in a family of creative people. His father was a famous composer and musical figure, and his mother was a pianist and Creator of several operas. After the death of his father, his mother was engaged in the upbringing of his son, strongly 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 to 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, the artist created his famous work "Girl with peaches", which immediately made him famous.

   In the nineties, the artist became interested in painting portraits, even created several canvases depicting members of the Royal family. Serov himself and his wife raised six children.

   His paintings are striking with their amazing freshness and jewelry development of every millimeter on canvas, and his works of art have become world-famous, 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, due to his sudden death on December 5, 1911, he was not able to realize all his ideas and plans.

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