Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov was born in 1881.
Russian artist, one of the most significant and at the same time most characteristic painters of the circle of the "Jack of Diamonds" group.
He was born in the Cossack village Mikhailovskaya-on-Don (near Volgograd) in the peasant family in 1881. Studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under Konstantin Korovin and Valentin Serov. Was excluded from the school for artistic free thinking in 1909.
Traveled to France, Germany, Austria, England, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Egypt.
Was the member of the association "Mir Iskusstva" and one of the organizers and most active members of the "Jack of Diamonds" group.
Taught at the SVOMAS (Free Workshops) in 1918-1920, VKhUTEMAS / VKhUTEIN (Higher State Artistic and Technical Workshops / Higher State Art Technical Institute) in 1918-1930.
He was a member of AKhRR (Association of Artist of Revolutionary Russia) in 1924-1932, and one of the organizers of OMKh (Society of Moscow Artists).
Lived in Moscow and from 1902 to 1917 taught in his studio. From 1918 to 1930 taught at the Svomas and VKhUTEMAS.
Mashkov's main genre was still life, but he also did landscapes and portraits.
Took part in the following exhibitions: Salons of the Golden Fleece (1909-1910), Salons of Vladimir Izdebskiy (1909-1910), the "Jack of Diamonds" group (1910-1914), Union of Youth (1910-1912), World of Art (1911-1912, 1915-1922), Salon des Independents (Paris, 1911-1912), Arts Association (London, 1911-1912), Moscow Painters (1925), AKhRR (1925-1929), Society of Moscow Artists (1928) etc. His paintings were shown in Tokyo and Aomori in 1926-1927.
Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov died in Moscow in 1944.