Painter and graphic artist thin USSR (1958), academician of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1954). Member of the CPSU (b) since 1942. He graduated from the Leningrad. AH (1931), in 1933-42 he taught there. During the war years before. LO of the USSR Union of Artists, in 1941-43 was in the besieged city. Since 1957 he lived and worked in Moscow. In 1960-68, the first secret. CX RSFSR. President of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1962-68). The paintings on the source is roar. and military topics “Siberian Partisans” (1933), “On Yudenich” (1934), “The arrival of V.I. Lenin in Petrograd in 1917” (1937), “Baltic Landing” (1942), “Lenin proclaims Soviet power "(1947)," Walkers by Lenin "(1950)," Winter took "(1954)," Waiting for a signal (Before the assault) "(1957)," Peace Decree "(1957)," With Lenin "(1961) , portraits, landscapes, watered. posters, book. ill. and other work. Laureate of Art. etc. (1948, 1951).
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Soviet painter and graphic artist, people's artist of the USSR (1958), full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1954). Member of the CPSU since 1942.
He studied in the Leningrad Academy of Arts under V.E. Savinsky (1927-31), and in graduate school under I.I. Brodsky (1931-1933).
He taught at the Leningrad Academy of Arts (1933-1942). 1st Secretary of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR (1960-68). President of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1962-68).
Remaining during the blockade of Leningrad 1941-43 as chairman of the Leningrad branch of the Union of Soviet Artists, he actively participated in the defense of the city and the mobilization of artists to fight the enemy (masking objects, creating posters and leaflets).
Serov worked primarily in the field of historical and revolutionary painting, creating works marked by ideological determination, clarity of composition and clarity of drawing ("V. I. Lenin proclaims Soviet power", 1947, China, option - 1962, Tretyakov Gallery, USSR State Prize, 1948 ; "Walkers by V.I. Lenin", 1950, Central Museum of V.I. Lenin, Moscow, USSR State Prize, 1951; "Winter taken", 1954; "Peace Decree", "Land Decree", both - 1957, Tretyakov Gallery).
Serov also acted as the author of portraits (portraits of participants in the battles near Leningrad, 1942-44, Russian Museum, Leningrad, and other museums), landscapes ["Gorki Leninsky (Winter Day)", 1953, Kostroma Regional Art Gallery], posters ("We Leningrad defended. We will restore it! ", chromolithography, 1944), book illustrations (to the poem by N. A. Nekrasov" Who should live well in Russia ", black pencil, sauce, gouache, 1948-49, to the novel by L. N. Tolstoy "War and Peace", mainly tempera, 1951-53).
Member of the Central Audit Commission of the CPSU. He was awarded 2 Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and medals.