Studies for Figures on the Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg
Portrait of Sir George Buchanan, the British Ambassador
View of Krasnoye Selo
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Ilya Yefimovich Repin ( Chuguyev, Ukraine 1844 - Kuokkala (modern Repino, near St. Petersburg) 1930 )
One of the most celebrated painters of the nineteenth century, Ilya Yefimovich Repin was the leading advocate of the Russian Realist style. Greatly admired for his genre painting, his representations of historical and religious themes, as well as for his portraits of the Russian intelligentsia, he showed great concern in his work for contemporary socio-political issues. Repin’s profound impact on Russian art continued to provide a wealth of inspiration to Russian artists for many years to come.