I. Repin St. Petersburg State Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture is one of the oldest and biggest higher art institutions in Russia.
Founded to train home-grown artists, the Institute spawned galaxy of talent, including many Russian great painters and architects.
The Institute occupies most of the imposing building of the Russian Academy of Arts, built between 1764 and 1788 by Alexander Kokorinov and Vallin de la Mothe and comprises the following divisions:
Faculty of Painting;
Faculty of Graphic Art;
Faculty of Sculpture;
Faculty of Architecture;
Faculty of Theory and History of Arts.
The Institute offers a rich art library which history dates back to the 18th century, a lot of opportunities to learn from plaster casts of famous sculptures, architectural drawings and models of many of the city’s notable buildings in the Research Museum located in the same building, as well as workshops for senior students headed by the most experienced and talented teachers and artists, Full and Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Arts.