Ilya Efimovich Repin - biography and pictures

  • Year of birth: August 5, 1844
  • Date of death: September 29, 1930
  • A country: Russia


I. E. Repin Born in the city of Chuguev, located on the territory of the Kharkov province, in 1844. And then no one could even think that this ordinary boy from a poor family would become a great Russian artist. Mother first noticed his abilities at the time when he was helping her, preparing for Easter, to paint eggs. No matter how happy the mother was to such talent, she did not have the money for his development.
Ilya began to attend the lessons of the local school, where he studied topography, after closing which he went to icon painter N. Bunakov, in his workshop. Having obtained the necessary skills in drawing, fifteen-year-old Repin became a frequent participant in the painting of numerous churches in the villages. This went on for four years, after which, with the accumulated 100 rubles, the future artist went to Petersburg, where he was going to enroll in the Academy of Arts.
Failing the entrance exams, he became a student of the preparatory art school at the Society for the Promotion of Arts. Among his first teachers at school was I. N. Kramskoy, who for a long time was Repin's loyal mentor. The following year, Ilya Efimovich was admitted to the Academy, where he began to write academic works, and at the same time he wrote several works of his own accord.
The matured Repin graduated from the Academy in 1871 by an artist already held in all respects. His graduation work, for which he received the Gold Medal, was a painting called by the artist "The Resurrection of Jairus's Daughter". This work was recognized as the best ever since the Academy of Arts existed. While still a young man, Repin began to pay attention to portraits; in 1869 he painted a portrait of a young V. A. Shevtsova, who three years later became his wife.
But the great artist became widely known in 1871, after writing the group portrait "Slavic Composers". Among the 22 figures depicted in the picture are the composers of Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic. In 1873, during a trip to Paris, the artist became acquainted with the French art of impressionism, which he did not admire. Three years later, returning back to Russia, he immediately went to his native Chuguev, and in the fall of 1877 he already became a resident of Moscow.
At this time, he met the Mamontov family, spending time talking with other young talents in their workshop. Then work began on the famous painting "Zaporozhtsy", which ended in 1891. There are still a lot of works that are known enough today, among them numerous portraits of prominent personalities: the chemist Mendeleev, M. I. Glinka, the daughter of his friend Tretyakov, A. P. Botkina, and many others. There are many works with the image of Leo Tolstoy.
1887 was a turning point for I. Ye. Repin. He divorced his wife, accusing him of bureaucracy, left the ranks of the Partnership, organizing traveling exhibitions of artists, and the artist’s health has deteriorated significantly.
From 1894 to 1907 he held the position of head of a workshop at the Art Academy, and in 1901 he received a large order from the government. Attending multiple meetings of the council, after only a couple of years, he presents the finished canvas “State Council”. This work, which has a total area of ​​35 square meters, was the last of the great works.
Repin married for the second time in 1899, choosing N.B. Nordman-Severov’s companion, with whom they moved to Kuokkala and lived there for three decades. In 1918, because of the war with the White Finns, he lost the opportunity to visit Russia, but in 1926 he received a government invitation, which he refused for health reasons. In September 1930, the 29th, the artist Ilya Repin did not become.

Repin's paintings

Portrait of Konstantin Petrovich Pobedonostsev
Mother's portrait
State Council meeting
Barge Haulers on the Volga
Religious procession in the Kursk province
On a sod bench
Timid little man
Didn't wait
Portrait of Tretyakov
Zaporozhtsy write a letter to the Turkish Sultan
Portrait of Mussorgsky
Portrait of Leo Tolstoy
Ivan the Terrible kills his son
Portrait of Surikov
Portrait of Andreev
Portrait of Protodeacon
Actress Pelagia Strepetov
Man's best friend
On the trail
Autumn bouquet
Bouquet of flowers
Black woman
Last supper
Propagandist arrest
Apples and leaves
Reading girl
Seeing a rookie
Slavic composers
Nikolay Mirlikiysky
Resurrection of Jairus's Daughter
Job and his friends
Denial of confession
What a space
Exam Preparation
Ukrainian hut
Duel of Onegin and Lensky

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