Leatherhead Community Association: A Celebration of Ukrainian Heritage: the painter Ilya Repin

Saturday | Oct 21
11:00 AM -12:30 PM

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

Audience suitability

Best suited to an adult audience

Venue & location

The Institute, Leatherhead, 67 High Street, KT22 8AH

Registration/Booking information

Pay for event | Booking required
Web: https://www.leatherheadca.org.uk
Booking Email: lca1@leatherheadca.org.uk
Ticket Price: £5
Tickets available from Eventbrite online or from the LCA Office in The Institute any weekday morning.

Event organiser

Name: Frances Fleming
Email: lca1@leatherheadca.org.uk

A celebration of Ilya Repin