The Captivating Expressionism of Chaïm Soutine

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At age twenty, Chaïm Soutine left his native Belarus in 1913 to participate in the new art movements springing up in Paris. Later identifying with the School of Paris, which comprised many foreign-born and Jewish artists, Soutine created his major works in France between the two World Wars. His paintings contain a depth of colour and emotion that is astonishing and moving, and would serve as a precursor of Abstract Expressionism. Sotheby’s is pleased to be offering several paintings from this master of expression in our upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Evening and Day sales. Click ahead to see these vibrant works while also discovering more about the artist.

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening
16 May | New York

Impressionist & Modern Art Day
17 May | New York

The Captivating Expressionism of Chaïm Soutine