Ilya Glazunov, Russian painter, Died at 87


Ilya Glazunov was born on June 10, 1930 and died on July 9, 2017.

He was a Russian artist from Saint Petersburg.

Glazunov was the founder of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow where he also served as a rector up until his death.

Glazunov held the title of People’s Artist of Russia.

His popular paintings have mostly historic or religious themes.

His famous works include Russia the Eternal, The 20th Century Mystery, The Ruining of the Temple on Easter Night, and illustrations to the works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

He died from heart failure.

Ilya Glazunov passed away at 87 years old.