Soutine and the little pastry cooks
November 12, 2017 3:43 PM   Subscribe

In the 1920s and 1930s, Chaïm Soutine painted a series of portraits of service personnel at hotels and restaurants around Paris. These helped launch his career (though he's perhaps better known today for his paintings of meat and having posed for Modigliani). Now the portraits have been brought together in an exhibition at London's Courtauld Gallery. Soutine's distant cousin, Stanley Meisler, has written about his life and his tragic death under the Nazi occupation.
posted by Perodicticus potto (3 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I had almost forgotten about this poor fellow...
posted by jim in austin at 6:09 PM on November 12, 2017

I was unfamiliar with Soutine. Hanks for the introduction
posted by device55 at 1:45 PM on November 13, 2017

Roald Dahl wrote a fictional short story about Soutine doing a tattoo on someone's back. It was years before I discovered that Soutine was a real artist! This is fascinating; thanks.
posted by web-goddess at 3:04 PM on November 13, 2017

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