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Chaim Soutine

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Chaim Soutine Biography

Chaim Soutine was born in 1893 in Smilovichi, a small Jewish settlement not far from Minsk, then the territory of the Russian Empire, now Byelorussia. He was the 10th child in an extremely poor family of a mender with 11 children. Chaim's early interest in drawing was strongly opposed by his own family. His elder brothers beat him - and more than once - as a true Jew was forbidden to draw. When Chaim was 15, a sad accident with a neighbor took place - Chaim offered to draw the old man’s portrait, and the sons of the man beat him cruelly.

Chaim Soutine 57 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Chaim Soutine Bibliography

Soutine by Ingo F. Walther. Taschen, 202.

Chaim Soutine: An Expressionist in Paris by Norman L. Kleeblatt, Kenneth E. Silver. Prestel Pub, 1998.

Rifts in the Visible/Felures Dans Le Visible: Chaim Soutine, Painter/Peintre (1893-1943) by Inge Israel. Ronsdale Press, 1997.