|Born||August 5 [O.S. 24 July] 1844|
|Died||September 29, 1930 (aged 68)|
Biography[change | change source]
Repin was born in a village near Kharkiv, Russian Empire (now part of Ukraine). He came from a poor family. Repin first learned to paint from an icon painter. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. Later he became a professor of painting at the same academy. He is best known for his paintings of scenes from Russian history and his portraits.
References[change | change source]
- "Ilya Yefimovich Repin". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved June 1, 2012.