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Landscape with Figures-Céret

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Landscape with Figures-Céret

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Chaïm Soutine
French, born Lithuania, 1893–1943

Date

1922

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

1993.101

Dimensions

28 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches

Location

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

Description

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.

Credit

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

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