Collection: Ilya Repin

Ilya Repin

Ilya Yefimovich Repin was a Russian pragmatist painter. He was the most prestigious Russian artist of the nineteenth century when his situation in the realm of art was practically identical to that of Leo Tolstoy in writing. He assumed a significant job in carrying Russian art into the standard of European culture. His significant works incorporate Barge Haulers on the Volga (1873), Religious Procession in Kursk Province (1883) and Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks (1880–1891).

Repin was conceived in Chuguyev, in Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire (presently Chuhuiv in Ukraine, Kharkiv Region) into a group of "military pilgrims". His dad exchanged ponies and his grandma ran a motel. He entered military school to consider looking over. Not long after the studying course was dropped, his dad caused Repin to turn into an understudy with Ivan Bunakov, a neighborhood symbol painter, where he updated old symbols and painted portraits of nearby notables through commissions. In 1863 he went to St. Petersburg Art Academy to contemplate painting however needed to enter Ivan Kramskoi private academy first. He met individual artist Ivan Kramskoi and the pundit Vladimir Stasov during the 1860s, and his better half, Vera Shevtsova in 1872 (they stayed wedded for a long time). In 1874–1876 he appeared at the Salon in Paris and at the displays of the Itinerants' Society in Saint Petersburg. He was granted the title of academician in 1876. In 1880 Repin ventured out to Zaporizhia to assemble material for the 1891 Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks. His Religious Procession in Kursk Province was displayed in 1883, and Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan in 1885. In 1892 he distributed the Letters on Art assortment of papers. He instructed at the Higher Art School appended to the Academy of Arts from 1894. In 1898 he obtained a bequest, Penalty (the Penates), in Kuokkala, Finland (presently Repino, Saint Petersburg).

In 1901 he was granted the Legion of Honor. In 1911 he went with his customary law spouse Natalia Nordman to the World Exhibition in Italy, where his painting 17 October 1905 and his portraits were shown in their own different room. In 1916 Repin worked on his book of memories, Far and Near, with the help of Korney Chukovsky. He respected the February Revolution of 1917 however was fairly suspicious towards the October Revolution. Soviet specialists solicited him a number from times to return, he stayed in Finland for a mind-blowing remainder. Festivities were held in 1924 in Kuokkala to stamp Repin's 80th birthday celebration, trailed by a show of his works in Moscow. In 1925 a celebration presentation of his works was held in the Russian Museum in Leningrad. Repin passed on in 1930 and was covered at the Penates. In 1856 he turned into an understudy of Ivan Bunakov, a nearby symbol painter. In 1859–1863 he painted symbols and divider paintings by the commission for the Society for the Encouragement of Artists. In 1864 he started going to the Imperial Academy of Arts and met the painter Ivan Kramskoi. In 1869 he was granted a little gold decoration for his painting Job and His Friends. He likewise met the pundit Vladimir Stasov and painted a portrait of Vera Shevtsova, his future spouse.

Repin earned the title of academician in 1876 for his painting Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom. His child Yury was brought into the world the next year. He moved to Moscow that year and delivered a wide assortment of works including portraits of Arkhip Kuindzhi and Ivan Shishkin. In 1878 he become a close acquaintence with Leo Tolstoy and the painter Vasily Surikov. His third girl, Tatyana, was conceived in 1880. He frequented the art hover of Savva Mamontov, which accumulated at Abramtsevo, his domain close to Moscow. Here Repin met a significant number of the main painters of the day, including Vasily Polenov, Valentin Serov, and Mikhail Vrubel. In 1882 he and Vera separated; they kept up an inviting relationship a while later.

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