Serov Vladimir Aleksandrovich
Serov (1910-1968) was a prominent realist painter, master of genre picture and portrait. He studied at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (part of the Academy of Fine Arts) in the class of I.Brodski. He was the first secretary of the Russian Artists Union from 1960 until 1968, and a president of the Academy from 1962 until 1968. Serov received Stalin Prize in 1948 and in 1951. After the artist’s death in 1968, the Memorial Museum of People’s Artist V.A. Serov was established in Emmaus, the artist's native place in the region of Tver. Serov’s works are represented at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg , at the State Historical Museum in Moscow and in several provincial museums in Russia.