(b Chuguyev, Kharkiv province, Ukraine, 5 Aug 1844; d Kuokkala, Finland [now Repino, St Petersburg Region], 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.
More information at: http://www.allpaintings.org/v/Realism/Ilya+Repin/
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