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.