amazing Philipp Malyavin, Konstantin Somov. Igor remained "a fervent admirer" of Repin for life. In 1896, he left for Munich, enrolled at a private school of painting of Anton Ažbe and soon became assistant to Ažbe. Two years later, Grabar was offered an opportunity to open his own school, but Ažbe made him his equal partner, not for long though, as Grabar accepted a lucrative offer from Prince Shcherbatov and left Munich.
1. Most expensive painting
2. Most expensive bookSold at Sotheby's London for $11,542,683, one of the most monumental printed books ever produced, John James Audubon's Birds of America, set a new world record for any printed book ever sold at auction. It is estimated there are only around 100 copies of this book which is more than three feet tall and contains 435 hand-colored prints. It was bought by London dealer Michael Tollemache for £7,321,250, making it the most expensive printed book in the world. In 2000, a different copy sold for $8.8 million.
Elin Danielson-Gambogi was one of the first Finnish women artists who had received professional education in art. She studied at the Art School in Helsinki, later in France and Italy, where she settled permanently in. Danielson-Gambogi despised the conventional, petit-bourgeois lifestyle and can be considered the first Finnish female bohemian artist - she was a woman of a new age who wasn't satisfied with the narrow role traditionally reserved for women. She married much younger Raffaello Gambogi at the age of 36.
By the end of the century, Elin Danielson-Gambogi was regarded as a prominent artist, receiving praise in Finnish art circles.