Repin Ilya Efimovich (1844-1930) –Russian painter, draughtsman of Ukrainian birth. Studied in the Petersburg Art Academy and simultaneously at Drawing school attached to the Encouragement Artists Society by I.N.Kramskoy. The academician of painting (1876). 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. During long life Repin constantly addressed to a portrait genre: he is a founder of "original our gallery of ancestors’’. His portraits, as a whole relatives on style to Perov and Kramskoy's works, are allocated new quality: Repin’s heroes as though enter dialogue with the spectator, showing the widespread representation about themselves.
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Agni Publishing House (Samara, Russia), Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York) and Fine Arts Academy Gallery (Moscow, Russia) have published a unique album, dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
Will be available on the second volume of a unique publication dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
The album was released by the publishing house "Agni" (Samara), with active cooperation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, as well as the Moscow Gallery Fine Arts Academy and the St. Petersburg State Museum and Institute of the Roerich Family.