Details

Title

Landscape with Figures-Céret

Artist/Maker

Chaïm Soutine (French, born Belarus, 1893 – 1943)

Date

1922

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

28 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches

Credit

Gift of Linda Lanier Ramsey in memory of her parents, Thomas H. and Nell H. Lanier

Accession #

1993.101

On View

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 207

Chaïm Soutine painted this landscape in the town of Céret in the French Pyrenees mountains, along with about two hundred other canvases. After returning to Paris at the end of this sojourn, he developed a distaste for his own work and attempted to destroy many of the paintings. Landscape with Figures, which fortunately survived this purge, is of particular significance for Atlanta. Linda Lanier Ramsey donated the painting in honor of her parents, who were among the 122 members of the Atlanta arts community who perished in the 1962 Orly plane crash.