"Repin. Heritage. Students" Works of art from the museums and private collections

In 2019 the large exhibitions, dedicating to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Ilya Efimovich Repin, were opened in the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum. These exhibitions showed the true richness and diversity of the artist's work that were able to open new horizons for his understanding and studying.

An exhibition of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts presents one of the sides of the creative heritage of the “great realist” that is his pedagogical activity. This exhibition consists of more than 100 works of Ilya Efimovich Repin and his famous students. These works consist of painting and graphics. They were borrowed from nine Russian museums and a private collection.

In our country everyone knows the art of this artist. His name became a legend during his lifetime. But the time shows that the art heritage of Repin is so voluminous and multifaceted that has not yet exhausted.

In addition, Repin devoted almost 15 years of his lifetime to teaching. He was a professor and the head of the workshop at the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts, he taught at the Drawing School that was founded by himself but was financed by Princess M.K. Tenisheva and, in addition, he had private students.

I.E. Repin
Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum

Repin appreciated talent in people and, especially, in his students. Repin appreciated talent in people and, especially, in his students. The main target of his teaching activity was not to "kill" or" strangle " the natural gift, but give an opportunity to develop this talent and find its way in art. The master expressed this very deep in his instruction: “go your own way, look for your own handwriting, do not imitate anyone, art does not love any stencils”.


F. A.Malyavin
Women’s happiness (Women).
Chelyabinsk State Museum of Fine Arts

So that reason, all the famous Repin’s students did not become his epigones. They had perceived Repin's realism and passed this necessary stage of their formation and development. They went their own way, developing individual painting manners.

I.E. Repin
Shy Peasant.
Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum

The works of Repin's students are represented by paintings and graphic works by Valentin Serov, Boris Kustodiev, Philipp Malyavin, Nicholas Roerich, Igor Grabar, Nikolas Feshin, Konstantin Somov, Osip Braz, Alex Yavlensky, Alexandr Kurenny, Isaak Brodsky, Stepan Kolesnikov, Alexandr Makovsky, Yuri Repin.

29 February 2020 - 26 April 2020

Voyevodina str., 5

250 RUB