The rector of the Russian Academy of painting was 87 years old. Lately Ilya Glazunov often complained of feeling unwell. The demise of the famous painter confirmed his daughter Faith.
Didn’t become a famous artist Ilya Glazunov, he died at the age of 87. According to preliminary information, the cause of death of famous painter was heart failure. The sad news of the death of his father on the page in “Facebook” has placed the daughter of Ilya Sergeyevich Glazunov Faith.
“Today, 6.03 died our dear father and grandfather… Please pray for the servant of God, Elijah,” wrote the woman.
Users have called this a sad day for Russian culture, and hastened to bring his condolences to the relatives of the deceased. “The Kingdom of heaven Ilya Sergeyevich, a teacher who laid out the road in every heart of his disciple. Infinitely grateful to him. Give rest, o Lord”, “the Kingdom of heaven and eternal memory of Elijah R. B…”, “sincere Condolences to the family and friends. Eternal memory!”, “The Kingdom of heaven. Thank the Universe for the opportunity to communicate with a powerful personality”, “Our condolences. Today is a sad day for Russian culture. A great loss. Eternal memory!” – responded to the fans of Ilya Glazunov at the news of his passing.
The son of the painter Ivan Glazunov, commenting on the departure of the father in an interview to TV channels, said that for many years of living together and managing the General Affairs of the convinced beside him truly legendary figure. Numerous students Ilya Sergeyevich claim that were jealous of the energy and amazing vitality of his teacher.
While the place and date of the funeral of Ilya Sergeyevich not reported. We only know that the funeral service of a famous artist, founder and rector of the Russian Academy of painting, sculpture and architecture are likely to be in the temple of Christ the Savior.
Alarming reports on the health status of Ilya Glazunov regularly started coming about a year ago. Doctors repeatedly hospitalized a famous artist, conducted his examination. There was information that Glazunov has a history of chronic disease, but publicly the diagnosis of metra his family chose not to disclose.
Ilya Glazunov was born in 1930 in Leningrad, he is the people’s artist of the USSR (1980), laureate of the State prize of the Russian Federation (1997), full cavalier of the order “For merits before Fatherland”. Glazunov has created a series of portraits of Soviet and foreign political and public figures, writers, artists, among them Indira Gandhi, Federico Fellini, Gina Lollobrigida, cosmonaut Vitaly Sevastyanov, Leonid Brezhnev and others. Ilya Glazunov was also a theater artist, he hand decorated the operas “the legend of the invisible city of Kitezh and the maiden Fevroniya” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov in Bolshoi theatre “Prince Igor” by Borodin and “the Queen of spades” by P. Tchaikovsky at the Berlin Opera, and others. The artist participated in the restoration and reconstruction of buildings of the Moscow Kremlin.