Горюшкин-Сорокопудов Иван Силыч 1873-1954, Russian painter, was born in the family of barge hauler Sila Goryushkin in the Nashchi village of the Tambov province in 1873. Became an orphan in the early age and was sent to the distant relatives Sorokopudovy belonged to the lower middle class from Saratov. So he obtained his double last name.
In his youth was serving as a delivery boy on the ships of the merchant Kuzmin on the Volga river. Became the student of the Astrakhan Fine Arts Scool of P.Vlasov who was the follower of V.Petrov and P.Chistyakov. After that was studying at The Saint Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of Ilya Repin. The influence of Repin's talent is seen in the paintings of Ivan Goryushkin-Sorokopudov in the accuracy of the drawing, plastic expressiveness of forms, predilection to portrait and genre scene.