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Ilya Repin - part 4

6 monthes ago   |   By Poul Webb

Ilya Repin in 1884
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844 - 1930) was a Russian realist painter. He was the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century, when his position in the world of art was comparable to that of Leo Tolstoy in literature.
In 1863 Repin went to St. Petersburg Art Academy to study painting but had to enter Ivan Kramskoy preparatory school first. He met fellow artist Ivan Kramskoy (Kramskoy is also featured on this blog - see index) and the critic Vladimir Stasov during the 1860s, and his wife, Vera Shevtsova in 1872. In 1874-1876 he showed at the Salon in Paris and at the...
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