Chaim Soutine Expressionist Paintings
Chaim Soutine was a French/Russian painter who contributed to the Expressionist Art Movement. He is one of the artists responsible for bridging expressionism and abstract expressionism. Many famous Soutine paintings are of bellhops, cooks, and servers.
- Page Boy at Maxim's 1925
The Page Boy at Maxim's uses Soutine's customary bright red palette of a Page Boy at the most famous restaurant in Paris, Maxim's, which was founded in 1893. The Buffalo AKG Art Museum holds the original work of art.
- Hotel Manager c1927 by Chaim Soutine.
An oil on canvas painting, currently held in a Private Collection. It is an expressionist portrait painting of a formidable-looking Hotel Manager with hands on hips.
- The Little Pastry Cook, also known as Le Petit Pastissier c1927
This oil on canvas painting was sold by Christies in 2013 for a record $18 million. Soutine’s work is very collectible, and the highest-priced artwork was sold by Christie’s in 2015 for $28 million.
- The Bellhop or The Room-service Waiter c1927 Expressionist Painting
On view at the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris. The museum holds an impressive collection of Expressionist, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist artwork.
- Hotel Boy c1927, also known as The Valet by Chaim Soutine
Currently held in a Private Collection, an oil on canvas painting portrait of a hotel worker in a red waistcoat.
Who is Chaim Soutine?
He was born in Belarus in 193 and died in France in 1943, aged 50. He is of Jewish descent and one of eleven children. After studying in Vilnius, Soutine studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. During this period, he became a close friend of Amedeo Modigliani, who painted several portraits of Soutine.
In 1922, the famous American art collector Alfred Barnes purchased 60 of Soutine's paintings when he met Soutine and saw his work. Twenty-one paintings remain as part of the Barnes Collection in Philadelphia.
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