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Marc Chagall

French, 1887-1985

Described by art critic Robert Hughes as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century," the Russian-French modernist Marc Chagall worked in nearly every artistic medium. Influenced by Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism and Surrealism, he developed his own distinctive style, combining avant-garde techniques and motifs with elements drawn from Eastern European Jewish folk art.

Born Moishe Segal in 1887, in Belarus (then part of the Russian empire), Chagall is often celebrated for his figurative paintings, but he also produced stained-glass windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, in France; for the United Nations, in New York; and for the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as book illustrations, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine-art prints. Characterized by a bold color palette and whimsical imagery, his works are often narrative, depicting small-village scenes and quotidian moments of peasant life, as in his late painting The Flight into Egypt from 1980.

Before World War I, Chagall traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris and Berlin. When the conflict broke out, he returned to Soviet-occupied Belarus, where he founded the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1922. He fled to the United States during World War II but in 1947 returned to France, where he spent the rest of his life. His peripatetic career left its mark on his style, which was distinctly international, incorporating elements from each of the cultures he experienced.

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En Été
By Marc Chagall
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Marc Chagall. "En Été" is a modern figurative painting, tempera on board in a palette of blues, greens, and reds by French artist Marc Chagall. The artwork is stamped i...
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Late 20th Century Modern Marc Chagall

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Tempera, Board

  • En Été
  • En Été
  • En Été
  • En Été
H 15.25 in. W 18.25 in.
1981 Marc Chagall 'Dans le Ciel de l'Opera' Modernism Multicolor,Pastel,Purple,O
By Marc Chagall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 cm ) Image Size: 15 x 11 inches ( 38.1 x 27.94 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional Detai...
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1980s Marc Chagall

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Offset

The Rat and the Elephant - Original Etching - Ref. Sorlier #179
By Marc Chagall
Located in Paris, FR
Marc Chagall Fables : The Rat and the Elephant, 1952 Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Montval vellum 39 x 30 cm (c. 15.5 x 12 in) With COA of the gallery and photo...
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1950s Modern Marc Chagall

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Etching, Aquatint

Marc Chagall Etching, 'Moses and Aaron Before Pharaoh', 1956
By Marc Chagall
Located in New York, NY
This beautifully detailed etching from Chagall's 'The Bible' series. Most of the etchings from this series were executed between 1931 and 1939 with the last 2 pieces completed betwee...
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1950s Modern Marc Chagall

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Paper, Etching

1986 Marc Chagall 'La Promenade' Modernism Blue,White,Red,Green Germany Offset
By Marc Chagall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 30.75 x 23.75 inches ( 78.105 x 60.325 cm ) Image Size: 21.5 x 15 inches ( 54.61 x 38.1 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Addit...
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1980s Marc Chagall

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Offset

Scène Biblique
By Marc Chagall
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this lithograph printed in gray and black. Signed and numbered in pencil by Chagall, from an edition of 50.
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1970s Expressionist Marc Chagall

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Lithograph

  • Scène Biblique
  • Scène Biblique
H 24.5 in. W 20.25 in.
The Green Bird
By Marc Chagall
Located in Austin, TX
Marc Chagall, The Green Bird, is an original vintage lithograph poster made in 1962. This poster was created for a one-man Chagall exhibition at the Maeght Gallery in Paris. Printed...
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1960s Marc Chagall

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Color, Lithograph

The Red Acrobat L'acrobat rouge - Russian Israeli Art Circus
By Marc Chagall
Located in London, GB
MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985 [Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses] Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes Title: The Red Acrobat L'acrobat rouge, 1974 Technique: ...
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1970s Marc Chagall

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Lithograph

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