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Musee des Arts Decoratifs - Palais du Louvre marc-chagall-musee-des-arts-decoratifs.jpg

Musee des Arts Decoratifs - Palais du Louvre

Item Code: MC-67235-p-sp
Medium
Lithograph
Signed
Signed in plate
Width (cm)
51
Height (cm)
75.5
Original lithographic poster by Mourlot
Marc Chagall portraitChagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia in 1887. After studying in St Petersburg he went to Paris where he befriended the avant-garde circle of artists. In 1917 he returned to his native Vitebsk where he was made Director and Commissar of Fine Art. However, his fantasy-based work irked the conservative authorities so he left for Moscow to design for the new Jewish Theatre.

Returning to Paris in 1923 he met the art-dealer Vollard for whom he illustrated Gogol’s Dead Souls and the Fables of La Fontaine. Between 1941-47 he moved between occupied France and the USA, eventually settling near Nice. Chagall was a prolific artist, his work reminiscent of Jewish life, bible stories and of the folklore from his early years in Russia. He died in 1985.
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