CHAÏM SOUTINE

Chaïm Soutine (13 January 1893 – 9 August 1943) was a Belarussian[1] painter who made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living and working in Paris.[2]

Inspired by classic painting in the European tradition, exemplified by the works of RembrandtChardin[3] and Courbet, Soutine developed an individual style more concerned with shape, color, and texture over representation, which served as a bridge between more traditional approaches and the developing form of Abstract Expressionism.

Soutine was born Chaim-Iche Solomonovich Sutin, in Smilavichy in the Minsk Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus). He was Jewish[4] and the tenth of eleven children born to parents Zalman (also reported as Solomon and Salomon) Moiseevich Sutin (1858-1932) and Sarah Sutina (née Khlamovna) (died in 1938).[5][6] From 1910 to 1913 he studied in Vilnius at a small art academy.[7] In 1913, with his friends Pinchus Kremegne and Michel Kikoine, he emigrated to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Fernand Cormon. He soon developed a highly personal vision and painting technique.

CHAÏM SOUTINE
CHAÏM SOUTINE