He painted lots of things that weren't rotten, but this wasn't one of them.
He just kept on painting rotten meat.
It's time again for another mini-art history lesson.
Today's subject is Chaim Soutine.
Chaim Soutine (1893 –1943) was a Jewish painter from Belarus, which is now part of Russia.
At 20 years old, he and his friends moved to La Ruche, a home for poor struggling artists in Paris.
Although he was starving half the time, Chaim liked to paint rotten meat.
People complained that his room stunk, but he didn't care.
If he were alive today, he would have the last laugh.
I imagine this sting ray was particularly florid.
He seldom showed his work, but in 1937 he was part of a huge painting exhibition in which he was hailed as a great painter.
Enter World War Two and the fact that he was Jewish.
He lived outdoors, sleeping in forests or in bushes... in the rain, in the snow.
To make matters worse, he suffered from a badly bleeding stomach ulcer. Yuck.
He died from this stomach ulcer on August 9th, 1943.
He was 49 years old.