Grabar Igor Emmanuilovich (1871, Budapest -1960, Moscow).
Grabar I.E. is known as a people’s artist of the USSR, active member of the Academy of Arts and honorable art worker of the USSR. He is also significant as art historian and musician. During 1894-1896 studied at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts under I.E. Repin and A.Ashba’s studio in Munich (since 1896). Gave lessons at Ashba’s school upon its foundation with its author. Was a member of such associations as the World of Art and the Union of Russian Artists. Much worked as an art critic (issuing articles in magazines “The world of Art”, “Old Years”, “Apollo”, etc). During 1913-1925 worked as Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery. In 1918 founded Central Restoration Shops in Moscow (now as the All-Russia Art Scientific and Restoration Centre named after I.E. Grabar. His works are represented in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum and many regional museums.
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