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David and Absalom - From "The Bible", 1939

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Etching and watercolor

21.06 x 15.35 x 0.04 in

53.5 x 39.0 x 0.1 cm

Edition of 100

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    About Marc Chagall

    From The Magazine

    • Marco Chagall (1887-1985) Chagall was born in a small Russian city to a Jewish family of modest origins. He studied at the Art School of Saint Petersburg and it was there that he was able to see the art works of P. Cezanne, P. Gaugin and V. Van Gogh. In Paris, he frequented highly intellectual circles of that time and artists such as Modigliani, Leger, Laurens, Archipenko, and Soutine. After returning to Russia, however, in 1917, he joined the October Revolution and started painting murals and the curtain for the Jewish Art Theater. In 1921, he started writing his autobiography: Ma Vie. In the following years, he dedicated his time to still lifes with flowers and objects, and a series of beautiful engravings for the Dead Souls of Gogol, the Bible, and for the Fairytales of La Fontaine, whose 150 etchings, which were only completed in 1939, demonstrate a more intelligent use of the middle technique and an increased sensitivity to color. These figurative compositions are more dense, and less of a “sketch or outline”. At that same time, he exhibited his works in New York, Amsterdam and Basel. In 1933, several of Chagall’s works of art were burned in Mannheim under orders of Goebbels. During this time, the Crucifixion was the main theme for most of Chagall’s paintings. During the late 1940s, he moved to Provence and dedicated his time primarily to ceramics and sculpturing, as well as intensifying his engraving activities. In 1946, Chagall created his first color lithographs as illustrations for the book A Thousand and One Night for a New York editor. From this moment on, he dedicated his time almost exclusively to lithography techniques. In 1959, Chagall received a honoris causa degree at the University of Glasgow. He died in 1985 at the age of ninety-seven in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
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