Yuri Ilych REPIN 1877 — 1954
Юрій РЄПІН • Юрий РЕПИН
Yuri Repin, the son of Ilya Repin, Yuri, was born in Chuguev in Eastern Ukraine in 1877. Yuri´s passion for art began in 1893 when his father took him travelling to Germany, Italy and France. He studied at Maria Tenisheva´s School from 1894-1899 after which he enrolled at the Imperial Academy under his father and Dmitri Kardovksy. He earned much success with his large historical and military canvases and won two gold medals at the International Exhibition in Munich for his picture "The Great Leader" (Peter I in the Battle of Poltava). He was also an accomplished portrait painter whose sitters included Feodor Chaliapin, Pavel Shmarov and, his father Ilya Repin. After Finland gained its independence from Russia in 1918, Yuri was cut off from Russia and, in essence, lived in emigration until his death in Helsinki in 1954. Yuri Repin’s work is represented at the Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museum, the Ilya Repin House Museum in Penaty and the National Gallery in Prague.