1917. Oil on canvas. 91.7 x 59.7 cm. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note.
Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) French artist of Jewish origin, born in Smilovich, Russian Empire, now Lithuania. He studied at Vilna, then went to Paris. He is best known for his paintings of carcasses, his series of Choirboys (1927) and the magnificent psychological study The Old Actress (1924; Moltzau collection, Norway). After his death his vivid colors and passionate handling of paint gained him recognition as one of the foremost Expressionist painters.
Amedeo Modigliani. Portrait of Chaim Soutine.