Russian-empire painter of Ukrainian birth (1844-1930)
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (Russian: Илья́ Ефи́мович Ре́пин; Ukrainian: Ілля́ Єфи́мович Рéпін , 5 August [O.S. 24 July] 1844 – 29 September 1930) was an important Russian painter and sculptor.
|Born||August 5 [O.S. 24 July] 1844|
|Died||September 29, 1930 (aged 68)|
Repin was born in a village near Kharkiv, Russian Empire (now part of Ukraine). He came from a poor family. Repin first learned to paint from an icon painter. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. Later he became a professor of painting at the same academy. He is best known for his paintings of scenes from Russian history and his portraits.
- ↑ "Ilya Yefimovich Repin". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved June 1, 2012.