On the eve of the 145th anniversary of the artist's birth, the Museum-Institute of the Roerich Family and the Ivangorod Museum present works from the main periods of I. Ya.Bilibin's creative activity, supplemented by exhibits from the State Russian Museum, the Literary Museum of the IRLI RAS and private collections.
Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin (4 (16) August 1876 - 7 February 1942) - an extraordinary master of graphics, a leading figure in book illustration, familiar to many from childhood. Due to the special character of the artist's works, the term “Bilibino style” appeared during his lifetime. It is most fully expressed in works that artistically rework images of Russian history and folklore. The combination of violent imagination with the ordering technique of a clear line, as well as the exquisite stylization inherent in modernity, is really effective.