Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ilya Repin

                                                         Barge Haulers on the Volga

(b Chuguyev, Kharkiv province, Ukraine, 5 Aug 1844; d Kuokkala, Finland, 29 Sept 1930). 

Russian painter and draughtsman of Ukrainian birth. He is especially celebrated for his treatment of historical themes and contemporary socio-political issues, and for his many portraits, and is known as the foremost exponent of the Russian Realist style that developed in the late 19th century.

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