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Ilya Repin was born (July 24) August 5 in 1844 in the city of Kharkov province Chuguyiv, the son of a military settler.
With 13 years he studied painting at I.Bunakova. In 1863 he entered the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. He was a diligent student, in 1869, was awarded the small gold medal for the painting "Job and his friends." And in 1872 he received a gold medal for the program "The Resurrection of Jairus's daughter».
Gifted, observant and passionate temperament of the artist, the ability to use posture, gesture models for its distinctively shaped characteristics are already evident in his early portrait work .
Barge Haulers on the Volga in 1870, while traveling along the Volga River, Ilya wrote a lot of sketches and sketches. For some of these sketches for Grand Duke Vladimir Repin created the painting "Barge Haulers on the Volga", which was completed in 1873. Depicting the hard work boatmen pulling a barge, she made a strong impression on the audience and critics.
Cossacks writing a letter to the Sultan in 1893 Repin became a member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. In recent years, he has created a series of paintings on religious themes.
Died artist Ilya Repin September 29 Kuokkala in 1930, where he was buried.
In 1940, the Soviet moved Kuokkala Union after the Soviet-Finnish War (later it was renamed the Repino), there was a memorial museum Repin. In 1958 in Moscow at the Swamp area was a monument to Ilya Repin.