Russian, 1893-1943. Like his friends, Amedeo Modigliani and Marc Chagall, Chiam Soutine's work straddled between traditional and abstract expressionism. Soutine's use of lively brushstrokes and exaggerated forms made his landscapes, still lifes and portraits exciting. He moved to Paris in 1913, as many European artists did, and attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Though he did not exhibit or sell much during his lifetime, his work is in major museums and collections around the world.