Parisian charm and longing for Russia in Serebryakova's paintings

It was only in 1927 that Serebryakova’s first solo exhibition was held. She sent the proceeds to her mother and children in Russia. 1965 saw an exhibition of her work in Moscow, two years after which the artist died in Paris. \ Self-portrait, year unknown

It was only in 1927 that Serebryakova’s first solo exhibition was held. She sent the proceeds to her mother and children in Russia. 1965 saw an exhibition of her work in Moscow, two years after which the artist died in Paris. \ Self-portrait, year unknown

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In honor of the 130th anniversary of the birth of Russian artist Zinaida Serebryakova (December 12, 1884), the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is hosting an exhibition of the Paris period of her work. Many of the exhibits are on display in Russia for the first time. Also on show are pictures by her children Alexander and Yekaterina. The exhibition will run till March 14.