19 facts about Ilya Glazunov

By Gwylym Owen

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Ilya Sergeyevich Glazunov (Russian: Илья Глазунов; 10 June 1930 – 9 July 2017) was a Soviet and Russian performer from Saint Petersburg. He was the founder of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow (Russian: Российская академия живописи, ваяния и зодчества) where he with served as a rector in the works until his death. He held the title of People’s Artist of the RSFSR.

Ilya Glazunov’s paintings have mostly historic or religious themes. Famous works include Russia the Eternal, The 20th Century Mystery, The Ruining of the Temple upon Easter Night, and illustrations to the works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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