A tale of two artists: Valentin Serov and Leonid Pasternak Journal Article uri icon



  • Discusses the style and content of five drawings by Valentin Serov (d.1911) in the Pasternak family collection in the Ashmolean, Oxford, dating from 1900-11. The author states that these drawings represent the friendship between the artist and Leonid Osinovich Pasternak, their respective wives Ol'ga Fedorovna Trubnikova and Rozaliya Isidorovna Kaufman, and their families in Moscow and abroad. She observes that childhood memories inspired elements of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and the Zhivagos were modelled in part on the Serovs and Pasternaks.

publication date

  • January 1, 1993

Date in CU Experts

  • September 30, 2013 2:36 AM

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  • Salys R

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  • 1

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