Ilya Glazunov

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Ilya Glazunov
Born (1930-06-10)10 June 1930
Leningrad, Soviet Union[1]
Died 9 July 2017(2017-07-09) (aged 87)
Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russian
Field painting
Awards People's Painter of the USSR
People's Artist of Russia
State Prize of the Russian Federation
Order of Merit for the Fatherland

Ilya Glazunov (Russian: Илья Глазунов; 10 June 1930 – 9 July 2017) was a Russian artist from Saint Petersburg. He held the title of People's Artist of Russia. He served as a rector at the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow (Russian: Российская академия живописи, ваяния и зодчества).

Glazunov's paintings have mostly historic or religious themes. Famous works include Russia the Eternal, The 20th Century Mystery, The Ruining of the Temple on Easter Night, and illustrations to the works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Glazunov died on 9 July 2017 in Moscow at the age of 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Постановление ЦИК РФ № 98/785-6, 9 февраля 2012
  2. "Умер художник Илья Глазунов" (in Russian). BBC Russian. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

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