Current Affairs 23.10

Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys

Until 21st January 2018, the Courtauld Gallery, revered for its post-impressionist collection, will be displaying “an outstanding group of portraits by Chaïm Soutine”. This cohesive exhibition explores the artist’s fascination with the often lesser acknowledged hotel cooks and waiting staff of the grand Paris hotels. The immensely emotive portraits are said to have been pivotal in Soutine’s career, transforming him from struggling painter to respected Parisian artist.

Somerset House, Strand, London