1. Repin was born in Chuhuiv, Zmiiv country, Kharkiv Gubernia.
2. He was a realist. He painted in impressionism and simbolism styles.
3. He illustrated for his friend D.Yavornitsky and Gogol.
4. Ilia Repin is known for his famous pictures as "Hopak", "Cossak in the Steppe", "Evening party" and other, but he painted many portraits of famous people, he illustrated famous books.