Ilya Repin

Russian-empire painter of Ukrainian birth

Ilya Yefimovich Repin (Russian: Илья́ Ефи́мович Ре́пин, 5 August [O.S. 24 July] 1844 – 29 September 1930) was an important Russian painter and sculptor.

Ilya Repin
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Self-portrait, 1878
Known forPainting


Repin was born in a village near Kharkov, 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.[1]


  1. "Ilya Yefimovich Repin". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved June 1, 2012.