"An elegant monument to one of Russia's most vibrant painters and a model of intellectual inquiry into the cultural effervescence that so characterized the twilight of Imperial Russia."
--John E. Bowlt, University of Southern California
"Serov emerges both as a subtle and versatile artist and a perceptive observer of Russian upper-class life and attitudes."
--Richard Wortman, Columbia University
From the Publisher
An affordable, well-illustrated work on this important Russian painter. Features famous portraits of Tsar Nicholas II, Felix Yusupov (one of Rasputin's assassins), and others. Like Valkenier's other books, this one can expect to get wide review attention.