MARC CHAGALL

Born in Belarus in 1887, Marc Chagall tapped into several major styles, including Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism and is regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Chagall studied at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts in St. Petersburg, and then moved to Paris in 1910. Here, he developed his innovative and poetic approach under the influence of the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Fauvist pictures he saw in Paris museums. After mounting his first solo exhibition in 1914 in Berlin, he returned to Vitebsk, Belarus, and became stranded by the outbreak of World War I. Nevertheless, he continued painting and married Bella in 1915. He returned to Paris with his wife and daughter in 1923.

Marc Chagall died in Saint-Paul de Vence, France, on March 28, 1985, leaving behind a rich legacy as a major Jewish artist and a pioneer of modernism.

MARC CHAGALL
The Angel and the Tree of Life
tempera, gouache, black pencil and pen and ink on paper
matted image: 46 3/4 x 29 in.
MARC CHAGALL
Daphnis and Chloe
lithograph
29 7/8 x 21 1/8
MARC CHAGALL
La Joie
color lithograph on paper
45 x 29 in.
MARC CHAGALL
The Holy Family
color lithograph
image: 26 x 20 in. sheet: 29 7/8 x 23 7/8 in.
MARC CHAGALL
Women Circus Rider
original lithograph in colors
14 7/8 x 21 in.