Ilia Repine

par Shannah

Ilia Repine was born in 1844, and died in 1930. He studied painting in the Royal Academy of Arts of St Petersburg. His realistic paintings immortalize his time : he painted Pushkin, anarchists, writers, musicians. He was one of the leading figures of Peredvizhniki artistic school.

His expression and representation of social tense led to him being imitated by painters working for USSR.

Repine in his studio in St Petersburg