The Death of Ivan Ilych (English Russian Edition illustrated): Смерть Ивана Ильича
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- April 16th 2017
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(first published 1886)
- Date of birth: August 05, 1844
- Died: September 29, 1930
- Born: in Chuguev (now Ukraine), Russian Federation.
- Description: Ilya Yefimovich Repin (Russian: Илья́ Ефи́мович Ре́пин, Ukrainian: Ілля Юхимович Рєпін, 5 August [O.S. 24 July] 1844 – 29 September 1930) was a leading Russian painter and sculptor of the Peredvizhniki artistic school. An important part of his work is dedicated to his native country, Ukraine. His realistic works often expressed great psychological depth and exposed the tensions within the existing social order. Beginning in the late 1920s, detailed works on him were published in the Soviet Union, where a Repin cult developed about a decade later. He was held up as a model "progressive" and "realist" to be imitated by "Socialist Realist" artists in the USSR.