... The years 1902, 1903 and 1904 see Bilibin's illustrations published by his commissioners in St. Petersburg, described by critics as adorable: novelty abounds in Bilibin's style. The volumes of the Russian folk tales, illustrated by Ivan Bilibin, gain wide readership first among the educated people in Russia and then in many countries across the world. The impressive ornaments on terems (tower houses) by Bilibin are identical to those appearing in Kenozero huts and their partition cupboards.
The 20th century marked out a sterner destiny for the Russian folk paintings. Many were destroyed or painted over. Those that have survived are now exhibits in Kenozero National Park's museum Lukovo Podvorye – a collection of the painted furniture, the living legacy of Russian fairy tales, the carriers of the traditions introduced by icon painters of the Vyg, talented artisans of Kenozero, and great artist Ivan Bilibin.