FOUNDATION “GRANY. ART - CRYSTAL - BRUT” PRESENTS
Natalya Ilyina, Olga Kovaleva
The Artist’s Wife: Olga Serova
#3 2015 (48)
The Department of Manuscripts of the Tretyakov Gallery has about one hundred letters written by the Russian artist Valentin Alexandrovich Serov to his wife Olga Fyodorovna Serova. Purchased from the couple’s daughter Olga Valentinovna Serova in the 1930s, they form a key part of the great artist’s documentary heritage, and although his wife’s letters have not survived, the collection is testimony to the huge affection Serov felt towards his life companion.