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Marc Chagall

France Born in: 1887 Famous artist
Movement: Cubism, Expressionnism

Marc Chagall is a painter and printmaker born in Belarus in 1887.

He was raised by his Jewish mother, who passed on to him the passion of man and made him read the Bible. Vitebsk, the area where he grew up, would always represent his childhood paradise and later greatly influence his artistic work.

He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Petersburg and then worked in a studio. He was pupil of Leon Bakst, who introduced him to Bella Rosenfeld, with whom he fell in love.

In 1910, he moved to Paris. There, he discovered Fauvism as the movement was fading, and Cubism just as it was emerging. He was fascinated by the joyful colors of Fauvism and by Cubism's deconstruction of objects. Even if he was living in Paris, Marc Chagall never forgot his native country, Russia, and never ceased to be inspire by it. In fact, the Jewish culture in which he grew up is always present in his work.

In Paris, Marc Chagall met Blaise Cendrars, Robert Delaunay and Guillaume Apollinaire with whom he became friends.

In 1914, He returned to Vitebsk, thinking he would only stay there a short while, but the First World War preventing him from coming back to France. He Married Bella with whom he had a daughter. He painted the life of the Jewish community, persecuted because they were suspected of collaborating with the Russians. After the Revolution, he let to Moscow, where he worked for the Jewish Art Theater.

Back in Paris, his friend Ambroise Vollard, ask him to do some illustrations for the" Fables de La Fontaine" and for the Bible. He did several gouaches for the religious texts that he considered to be " the biggest source of poetry of all time". He then did a collection of etchings about the Old Testament, which he donated to the French government. This latter has been exhibited in the Louvre and then at the National Museum of Biblical messages in Nice, which was later named National Museum Marc Chagall.

Marc Chagall can not be associated to one particular movement, since the artist preferred to combine several styles. However In his work we can find characteristics of surrealism and Neo-Primitivism. Marc Chagall created his paintings and prints inspired by his own intimate life.

He died in 1985 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

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Marc Chagall, Jacob's Blessing, Print

Marc Chagall

Jacob's Blessing, 1979
22.8 x 18.1 x 0.1 inch
Print

$16,869

Marc Chagall, Le Renard et Le Buste, Print

Marc Chagall

Le Renard et Le Buste, 1930
15.6 x 11.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

$2,559

Marc Chagall, Le Profil et l'Enfant Rouge (M. 284), Print

Marc Chagall

Le Profil et l'Enfant Rouge (M. 284), 1960
18.75 x 12.75 x 0.1 inch
Print

$12,500

Marc Chagall, La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels), Print

Marc Chagall

La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels), 1962
34 x 23 x 0.1 inch
Print

$15,000

Marc Chagall, Lumière du Cirque, Print

Marc Chagall

Lumière du Cirque, 1969
14.6 x 21.3 inch
Print

$25,595

Marc Chagall, Journal d'un Cheval - Original Artist Book by C. Goll, illustrated by M. Chagall, Print

Marc Chagall

Journal d'un Cheval - Original Artist Book by C. Goll, illustrated by M. Chagall, 1952
12 x 9.8 x 0.6 inch
Print

$582

Marc Chagall, L'Ecuyère, Print

Marc Chagall

L'Ecuyère, 1927
12.8 x 9.4 x 0 inch
Print

$6,050

Our recommendations Marc Chagall, Self Portrait at the Window, Print

Marc Chagall

Self Portrait at the Window, 1957
26 x 20 inch
Print

$16,000

Marc Chagall, Le Satyre et le Passant, Print

Marc Chagall

Le Satyre et le Passant, 1930
16.3 x 15 x 0.1 inch
Print

$4,421

Marc Chagall, Composition, Print

Marc Chagall

Composition, 1966
22 x 24.4 x 0.1 inch
Print

$3,374

Marc Chagall, La Grande Danseuse, Print

Marc Chagall

La Grande Danseuse, 1967
22.6 x 16.9 x 0 inch
Print

$6,282

Marc Chagall, Bella, Print

Marc Chagall

Bella, 1924
19.7 x 14.6 x 0 inch
Print

$9,540

Marc Chagall, La Tombe du Père, Print

Marc Chagall

La Tombe du Père, 1923
10.8 x 13.9 x 0 inch
Print

$7,911

Marc Chagall, Le Cirque Fantastique, Print

Marc Chagall

Le Cirque Fantastique, 1967
16.3 x 20.5 x 0 inch
Print

$14,542

Marc Chagall, Les Grands Pères, Print

Marc Chagall

Les Grands Pères, 1922
17.3 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Print

$22,686

Marc Chagall, Les Deux Taureaux et une Grenouille, Print

Marc Chagall

Les Deux Taureaux et une Grenouille, 1927
16.5 x 13.2 x 0 inch
Print

$4,421

Marc Chagall, Le Clown Acrobate, Print

Marc Chagall

Le Clown Acrobate, 1967
19.7 x 15 x 0 inch
Print

$16,055

Marc Chagall, David and Absalom - from 'The Bible', Print

Marc Chagall

David and Absalom - from 'The Bible', 1931
21.1 x 15.4 x 0 inch
Print

$9,889

Marc Chagall, Jacob's Blessing, Print

Marc Chagall

Jacob's Blessing, 1979
22.8 x 18.1 x 0 inch
Print

$16,869

Marc Chagall, Le cerf se voyant dans l'eau, Print

Marc Chagall

Le cerf se voyant dans l'eau, 1927
16.5 x 13.2 x 0 inch
Print

$4,188

Marc Chagall, Le cerf se voyant dans l'eau, Print

Marc Chagall

Le cerf se voyant dans l'eau, 1927
16.5 x 13.2 x 0 inch
Print

$4,188

Marc Chagall, Fin d'Absalom, Print

Marc Chagall

Fin d'Absalom, 1958
21.1 x 15.4 x 0 inch
Print

$9,889

Marc Chagall, Le Lion Amoureux, Print

Marc Chagall

Le Lion Amoureux, 1952
16.5 x 13.2 x 0 inch
Print

$4,654

Marc Chagall, Les Danseurs à la Lune - Original Etching, Print

Marc Chagall

Les Danseurs à la Lune - Original Etching, 1967
19.7 x 14.8 x 0 inch
Print

$13,961

Marc Chagall, L’Auge II, Print

Marc Chagall

L’Auge II, 1925
21.3 x 15 x 0 inch
Print

$15,706

Our recommendations Marc Chagall, Couple in front of a tree, Print

Marc Chagall

Couple in front of a tree, 1971
24 x 19.25 inch
Print

$3,500

Marc Chagall, Couple in Front of a Tree, Print

Marc Chagall

Couple in Front of a Tree, 1971
24 x 19 inch
Print

$3,500

Our recommendations Marc Chagall, Carmen, Print

Marc Chagall

Carmen, 1966
40 x 26.25 inch
Print

$35,000

Marc Chagall, David and Bathsheba, Print

Marc Chagall

David and Bathsheba, 1979
23 x 17 inch
Print

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Marc Chagall, Le Lion s'en Allant en Guerre, Print

Marc Chagall

Le Lion s'en Allant en Guerre, 1930
16.4 x 13.5 x 0.1 inch
Print

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