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Noted for portraits and landscapes blending academic standards with modernist techniques, Gleb Ilyin first achieved national recognition in 1930 when he was chosen to do a portrait of Mrs. Herbert Hoover and later became not only a popular portraitist but also an influential teacher. Ilyin was born into an aristocratic family in Kazan, Russia and studied art under Nicolai Fechin, who also later immigrated and became a famous member of the Taos Art Colony. The Russian Revolution forced his family to flee, but fortunately, Gleb had painted portraits of some Japanese officers earlier in World War I and was able...
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