Alley of Trees
Chaim Soutine
Alley of Trees
Chaim Soutine (Russian-French, Belarusian origin; Expressionism; 1894–1943): Alley of Trees, c. 1935. Oil on canvas, 75.9 x 69 cm (29.9 x 27.2 inches). Private Collection. © ADAGP, Paris. This artwork or photograph is posted in accordance with fair use principles.

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"Despite being the lone Expressionist in Paris amidst the Cubists and Dadaists, Soutine secured a stable career for himself and paved the way for later avant-gardes. His work represents an important precursor to action painting and Abstract Expressionism … Recent exhibitions have demonstrated the direct influence Soutine's meat still lifes had on Francis Bacon, evidenced by the presence of sides of beef in several works by the British artist. Similarly, the thick impasto of Soutine's canvases and his dramatically simplified rendering of human subjects show a clear link to the Art Brut work of Jean Dubuffet. (© The Art Story Foundation)