Repin, Ilya (Yefimovich)


Repin, Ilya (Yefimovich)
born Aug. 5, 1844, Chuguyev, Russia
died Sept. 29, 1930, Kuokkala, Fin.

Russian painter.

After training with a provincial icon painter and at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, he visited France and Italy on an academy scholarship. On his return he began painting subjects from Russian history. In 1873 he achieved international fame with Volga Boatmen, a grim, powerful image that became the model for Soviet Socialist Realism. Among his best-known works is Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan (1895), depicting Ivan's murder of his son. He also painted vigorous portraits (including Leo Tolstoy and Modest Mussorgsky). In 1894 he became professor of historical painting at the St. Petersburg Academy.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Repin, Ilya Yefimovich — ▪ Russian painter born August 5 [July 24, Old Style], 1844, Chuguyev, Russia died September 29, 1930, Kuokkala, Finland       Russian painter of historical subjects known for the power and drama of his works.       Born to a poor family near… …   Universalium

  • Ilya Repin — Ilya Yefimovich Repin ( ru. Илья Ефимович Репин, uk. Ілля Юхимович Рєпін, (OldStyleDate|5 August|1844|24 July, Chuhuiv, Russian Empire (now in Ukraine) ndash; September 29 1930, Kuokkala, Finland) was a leading Russian [… …   Wikipedia

  • Yefimovich — (as used in expressions) Rasputin Grigory Yefimovich Grigory Yefimovich Novykh Repin Ilya Yefimovich * * * …   Universalium

  • Ilya — (as used in expressions) Ehrenburg Ilya Grigoryevich Ilya Ilich Mechnikov Repin Ilya Yefimovich * * * …   Universalium

  • Ilya — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Ilya imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = meaning = My god is He (Russian meaning) or great or glorious (Kurdish meaning) region = origin = Russian language or alternatively Kurdish related names = Elijah …   Wikipedia

  • Iliá Repin — Iliá Yefímovich Repin Autorretrato (1878). Nombre de nacimiento Илья Ефимович Репин Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …   Universalium

  • Mussorgsky, Modest — ▪ Russian composer Introduction in full  Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky , Mussorgsky also spelled  Musorgsky  or  Moussorgsky  born March 9 [March 21, New Style], 1839, Karevo, Russia died March 16 [March 28], 1881, St. Petersburg  Russian composer… …   Universalium

  • Liste Des Cratères De Mercure — Voici une liste de cratères de Mercure. Chaque cratère porte le nom d un écrivain ou d un artiste célèbre. Les articles correspondants écrits en allemand, en anglais, en russe ou en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste des crateres de Mercure — Liste des cratères de Mercure Voici une liste de cratères de Mercure. Chaque cratère porte le nom d un écrivain ou d un artiste célèbre. Les articles correspondants écrits en allemand, en anglais, en russe ou en …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.