Repin, Ilya Yefimovich


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 Kharkov, Repin learned his trade from a painter of icons named Bunakov and in 1864 became a student at the Academy of Fine Arts at St. Petersburg. In 1871 he won an academy scholarship that enabled him to visit France and Italy, and when he returned to Russia he devoted himself to depicting episodes from Russian history. In 1894 he became professor of historical painting at the academy in St. Petersburg.

      The powerful “Volga Bargemen” (1873) epitomizes the stark realism and socially critical cast of much of Repin's work, which was to serve as a model for Socialist Realist painting in the Soviet Union. His treatments of Russian subjects tend to be grim in tone, sharply drawn, and boldly composed. Among his pictures are “Religious Procession in Kursk Gubernia” (1880–83), “Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan, November 16, 1581” (1885), and “Zaporozhian Cossacks” (1891), the latter perhaps his best-known work. He also did vigorous portraits of his great Russian contemporaries, such as Leo Tolstoy, Mikhail Glinka, and Modest Mussorgsky.

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