Chaim Soutine was an eccentric both in life and on the canvas. His wild painting style inspired many younger artists and leaves no one who sees his work today cold. His path led from a shtetl in the Russian Empire to Paris, from bitter poverty to the heights of artistic success. His works include shocking still lifes, unbounded landscapes, and solemn portraits of people getting by in dark times.
About the Author
Martina Padberg is an art historian and works as a freelance curator and writer. Her exhibitions and numerous publications are focused mainly on modern art.