Marc Chagall Fabric

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This lovely fabric was designed by Marc Chagall for Fuller Fabrics. It is "A Modern Master Original" from their series of fabrics released in 1955 based on a collaboration between the fabric company and several different modern artists, including Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Raoul Dufy, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso. The fabric company worked with the artists to assure that the fabric patterns and colorways met with the artists' approval. The result was a unique line of fabrics of exceptional quality and design.

This is a length of uncut yardage in a light weight cotton. It is not as thick as the measurement below indicates.

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Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent. Creases from being folded in storage.
    Dimensions
    127.5 in. H x 40 in. W
    324 cm H x 102 cm W
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU81978095903

About Marc Chagall (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2006

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Located in Chicago, IL

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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