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|Born|| August 5 [O.S. 24 July] 1862|
|Died|| September 29, 1930 (aged 68)|
Repin was born in a village near Kharkov, Russian Empire (now part of Ukraine). He came from a poor family. Repin first learned to paint from an icon painter. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. Later he became a professor of painting at the same academy. He is best known for his paintings of scenes from Russian history and his portraits.
- "Ilya Yefimovich Repin". Encyclopaedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/498358/Ilya-Yefimovich-Repin. Retrieved June 1, 2012.