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Soutine, Chaim

Born: 1893 AD
Died: 1943 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Painters


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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