Leatherhead Community Association: A Celebration of Ukrainian Heritage: the painter Ilya Repin
Live event or show
Ukrainian-born Ilya Yefimovich Repin was a painter (1844-1930), who trained at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg but broke early on with its foreign-inspired classicism to form a new realist school that would reflect the lives of ordinary people. Repin returned regularly to his birthplace and made it his mission to portray what he witnessed. His surviving work forms an invaluable testament to the social and political changes around him.
A 1-hour lecture by Cynthia Coleman Sparke
Having grown up in a family of Russian art collectors, Cynthia Coleman Sparke was destined to work in that field. Her international upbringing and early exposure to Russian culture fed her interest in art history at Smith College (BA) and later at the Bard Graduate Centre (MA) in America. Cynthia currently works as an independent consultant, researcher and lecturer.
Event content type
Workshop or talk | Arts & craft
Best suited to an adult audience
Venue & location
The Institute, Leatherhead, 67 High Street, KT22 8AH
Pay for event | Booking required
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Ticket Price: £5
Tickets available from Eventbrite online or from the LCA Office in The Institute any weekday morning.
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