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Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall Etching, 'Moses and Aaron Before Pharaoh', 1956

1956

$5,000

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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 between 1952 and 1956. The series was released as 275 signed and numbered portfolios and 20 portfolios hors de commerce. In addition there are also 100 sets of hand colored etchings on paper with large margins, each of which is numbered lower left and initialed in pencil by Chagall lower right. Contact us with any further questions!

Details

  • Artist
    Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985, French)
  • Creation Year
    1956
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU97936071602

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About Marc Chagall (Artist)

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. Marc Chagall remains one of the past century’s most respected talents.

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