"Self-Portrait" by Chaim Soutine
Here is the young artist (25) as seen by himself at work in his studio. Apparently, he was more honest than handsome. Preferring not to show us his good side, Chaim looks us straight in the eye. He has been doing the starving artist thing for a few years now and it shows in the rumpled suit and the reused canvas on his easel. It also shows a great freedom with his brush and palette. I think this kid is pretty good, not just a pretty face made famous by a Modigliani portrait.