1893 - Born in Smilovichi, Russian Empire.
1910-1913 - He studied in Vilnius at the I.Trutnev painting school.
1913 - He then emigrated to Paris with his friends Pinchus Kremegne and Michel Kikoine, where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
1923 - The American collector Albert C. Barnes visited his studio and immediately bought sixty of Soutine's paintings.
1929 - Soutine destroyed many paintings during bouts of despair and produced the majority of his works.
1937 - He seldom showed his works, but he did take part in the exhibition of Independent Art held in Paris, where he was at last hailed as a great painter.
1943 - On the 9th of August, Chaim Soutine died of a perforated ulcer.
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