Vladimir Serov

Born: 1910, Emmaus (Tver Province)
Died: 1968, Moscow
Socialist Realism

Painter, graphic artist, teacher. Born in the family of Alexander Serov in the village of Emmaus in Tver Province (1910). Studied under Savely Schleifer at the Vesiegonsk Studio of Art (1920s), under Isaac Brodsky and Vasily Savinsky at the VKhUTEIN/Institute of Proletarian Fine Art (1927–31) and as a post-graduate student of Isaac Brodsky at the Institute of Proletarian Fine Art (1931–33). Taught at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1932–42). Corresponding (1947) and full (1954) member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR, corresponding member of the East German Academy of Arts (1963). Won the Stalin Prize (1948, 1951) and a gold medal of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR (1958). People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1956), People’s Artist of the USSR (1958). Died in Moscow and buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery (1968). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1932), including Expo ‘58 in Brussels (1958, silver medal).

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