Ilya Repin

(1844-1930)


Ilya Yefimovich Repin (Russian: Илья́ Ефи́мович Ре́пин, Ukrainified: Ілля Юхимович Рєпін, 5 August [O.S. 24 July] 1844 – 29 September 1930) was a Russian[1] 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.