The museum of the great Russian artist Ilya Repin is located on the bank of the Gulf of Finland at the 45 kilometer distance from St. Petersburg.
The celebrated Russian artist Ilya Repin (1844-1930) lived in his home in Repino for about 30 years until his death in 1930 at the age of 86.
The extraordinary house with its steeply pitched glass roof and angled windows, named Penaty in honor of the Roman household gods, penates, was redesigned by Repin himself. Is a comfortable elegant two-storeyed building with large windows, a cozy verandah and glass light apertures on the ceiling, which enabled the artist to paint under the most natural lighting possible.
The house interior, decor elements, household items display the taste and preferences of the well-known artist.
The memorial museum was opened back in 1940. Unfortunately, the estate was burned down during the Great Patriotic War. However, the artist's paraphernalia and other household items were brought to the Academy of Arts in 1941 and thus preserved.