August 2019: 175 Years since the Birth of Ilya Repin
August 2019: 175 Years since the Birth of Ilya Repin.
Ilya Yefimovich Repin 24 July 1844 – 29 September 1930,
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.
He played an important role in bringing Russian art into the mainstream of European culture. His major works include Barge Haulers on the Volga (1873), Religious Procession in Kursk Province (1883) and Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks (1880–91).