Marc Chagall Bio

Marc Chagall, Russian (1887 - 1985)

Marc Chagall was born July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia. From 1907 to 1910, he studied in Saint Petersburg, at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts and later with Léon Bakst. In 1910, he moved to Paris, where he associated with Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay and encountered Fauvism and Cubism. He participated in the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne in 1912. His first solo show was held in 1914 at Der Sturm gallery in Berlin.

Chagall visited Russia in 1914, and was prevented from returning to Paris by the outbreak of war. He settled in Vitebsk, where he was appointed Commissar for Art in 1918. He founded the Vitebsk Popular Art School and directed it until disagreements with the Suprematists resulted in his resignation in 1920. He moved to Moscow and executed his first stage designs for the State Jewish Chamber Theater there. After a sojourn in Berlin, Chagall returned to Paris in 1923 and met Ambroise Vollard. His first retrospective took place in 1924 at the Galerie Barbazanges-Hodebert, Paris. During the 1930s, he traveled to Palestine, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, and Italy. In 1933, the Kunsthalle Basel held a major retrospective of his work.

During World War II, Chagall fled to the United States. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gave him a retrospective in 1946. He settled permanently in France in 1948 and exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, and London. During 1951, he visited Israel and executed his first sculptures. The following year, the artist traveled in Greece and Italy. During the 1960s, Chagall continued to travel widely, often in association with large-scale commissions he received. Among these were windows for the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, installed in 1962; a ceiling for the Paris Opéra, installed in 1964; a window for the United Nations building, New York, installed in 1964; murals for the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, installed in 1967; and windows for the cathedral in Metz, France, installed in 1968.

An exhibition of the artist’s work from 1967 to 1977 was held at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, in 1977–78, and a major retrospective was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1985.

Marc Chagall died in Saint-Paul de Vence, France, on March 28, 1985, leaving behind a vast collection of work in several branches of the arts, as well as a rich legacy as a major Jewish artist and a pioneer of modernism. Pablo Picasso famously once said of the artist, "When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.". Today, he is widely regarded as one of the most successful artists of the 20th century.

Artworks




"Autoportrait Avec Bouquet de Flores" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Autoportrait avec Bouquet de Flores" (Self Portrait With Bouquet Of Flowers)

Medium: Plate-Signed Serigraph

Unframed Size: 23 5/8" x 31 11/16"



"Atour d"Elle" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Autour d'Elle" (Around Her)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 10 5/8” x 13 49/64”



"Bouquet aux Amoureux Volants" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Bouquet aux Amoureux Volants" (Lovers Flying Over Bouquet)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 22 53/64” x 16 49/64”



"The Circus" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "The Circus"

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 30” x 23 19/32”



"Entre l'hiver et le Printemps", Estate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Entre l'hiver et le Printemps" (Between Winter and Spring)

Medium: Estate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 14 31/64” x 10 63/64”



"Fruit et Fleurs Devant la Mer" Estate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Fruit et Fleurs Devant la Mer" (Fruits and Flowers in Front of the Sea)

Medium: Estate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 13 5/16” x 11 1/16”



"Le Artiste et Son Modele" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "L'Artiste et Son Modele" (The Artist and His Model)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 13 49/16" x 10 5/8"



"Le Gerbe de Ble" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "La Gerbe de Ble"

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 14 59/64" x 10 15/16"



"La Procession de Noel" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "La Procession de Noel" (The Christmas Procession)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 20 13/32” x 28 3/32”



La Sirene au Pin" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "La Sirene au Pin"

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 15 5/64” x 10 15/16”



"Le Bouquest de Renoncules" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Le Bouquest de Renoncules"

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 19 3/16” x 36 19/32 ”



"Le Bouquet Devant La Fenetre" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Le Bouquet Devant La Fenetre" (Bouquet in Front of the Window)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 12 19/32" x 11 13/64"



"Le Bouquet et la Tour Eiffel" Estate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Le Bouquet et la Tour Eiffel" (The Bouquet And The Eiffel Tower)

Medium: Estate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 13 25/32” x 11 1/64”



"Le Bouquet et Village Bleu" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Le Bouquet et Village Bleu" ( The Bouquet and the Blue Village)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 14 61/64” x 11 1/64”



"Le Bouquet Illuminant Le Ciel" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chaga;;

Title: "Le Bouquet Illuminant Le Ciel"

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 31" x 25"



"Le Grand Bouquet" Estate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Le Grand Bouquet" (The Big Bouquet)

Medium: Estate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 15" x 11"



"Les Maries" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Les Maries" (The Married or Bride & Groom)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 13” x 10 15/16”



"Les Trois Cierges" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Les Trois Cierges" (The Three Candles)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 21 9/16” x 16 27/32”



"Loneliness" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Loneliness"

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 20 13/32" x 28 3/32"



"Maries aux Village" (Marriage in the Village" Plate-Signed Serigraph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Maries aux Village" (Marriage In The Village)

Medium: Plate-Signed Serigraph

Unframed Size: 31 11/16" x 23 5/8"



"Maries Sous Le Baldaquin" Estate Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Maries Sous Le Baldaquin" (Marriage Under The Canopy)

Medium: Estate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 17 15/64" x 12 19/32"



"Personnages Fantastiques" (Fantastic Characters) Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "Personnages Fantastiques" (Fantastic Characters)

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 14 3/8" x 11 1/64"



"The Sun Over Paris" Plate-Signed Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Title: "The Sun Over Paris"

Medium: Plate-Signed Lithograph

Unframed Size: 30” x 23 19/32”



Bay Of Angels For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume I, c. 1960

Title: "Bay Of Angels" For 'Chagall Lithographs' Volume I, c. 1960

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 12 5/8” x 9 1/2” (32.5 x 25 cm)

Asking Price: $2,450.00 - FRAMED



The Circus For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume I, c. 1960

Title: "The Circus" For 'Chagall Lithographs' Volume I, c. 1960

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 12 5/8” x 9 1/2” (32.5 x 25 cm)

Asking Price: $2,450.00 - FRAMED



Cover For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume I, c 1960

Title: "Cover For Chagall Lithographs” Volume I, c 1960

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 12 5/8” x 20” (32.5 x 53 cm)

Asking Price: $3,250.00 - FRAMED



Cover For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume III, c. 1969

Title: "Cover For Chagall Lithographs” Volume III c. 1969

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 13” x 19.3” (32 x 48 cm)

Asking Price: $3,450.00 - FRAMED



Cover For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume IV

Title: "Cover For Chagall Lithographs” Volume IV, c. 1974

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper

Unframed Size: 12 5/8” x 20” (32.5 x 53 cm)

Asking Price: $2,450.00 - FRAMED



Frontispiece For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume I, c. 1960

Title: "Frontispiece For Chagall Lithographs” Volume I, c. 1960

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 12 5/8” x 9 1/2” (32.5 x 25 cm)

Asking Price: $2,450.00 - FRAMED



Frontispiece For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume IV, c. 1974

Title: "Frontispiece For Chagall Lithographs” Volume IV, c 1974

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper

Asking Price: $2,450.00 - FRAMED



La Souris Metamorphosee en Fille (The mouse metamorphosed into a maid)by Marc Chagall

Title: "La Souris Metamorphosee en Fille" (The mouse metamorphosed into a maid)

Medium: Etching on Wove Paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 11 5/8” x 9 3/8”, Sheet Size: 15 ¾” x 11 7/8”

Asking Price: $5,400.00 - FRAMED



Le Coq Jaune (The Yellow Rooster), c. 1960

Title: "Le Coq Jaune" (The Yellow Rooster), c. 1960

Medium: Etching in color on Arches paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 17 1/2” x 11 1/4”, Sheet Size: 21 1/4” x 15 1/2”



The Offering For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume I

Title: "The Offering" For 'Chagall Lithographs' Volume I, c. 1960

Medium: Lithograph on Arches wove paper

Unframed Size: Image: 12 5/8” x 9 1/2” (32.5 x 25 cm)

Asking Price: $1,900.00 - FRAMED



Our House In My Village For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume I, c. 1960

Title: "Our House In My Village" For 'Chagall Lithographs' Volume I, c. 1960

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper, c. 1974

Unframed Size: Image Size: 12 5/8” x 9 1/2” (32.5 x 25 cm)

Asking Price: $2,450.00 - FRAMED



Woman Juggler For “Chagall Lithographs” Volume I, c 1960

Title: "Woman Juggler" For 'Chagall Lithographs' Volume I, c 1960

Medium: Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 12 5/8” x 9 1/2” (32.5 x 25 cm)

Asking Price: $2,450.00 - FRAMED



Frontispiece From the Daphnis and Chloe Portfolio

Title: "Frontispiece From the Daphnis and Chloe" Portfolio

Medium: Original Drawing on Paper

Unframed Size: Image Size: 16.5” x 13”, Sheet Size: 16.5” x 13”