Marc Chagall Double-Page Lithograph for "Derrière le Miroir," 1981
Marc Chagall (Russian-French, 1887 – 1985)
Le Peintre et son Double (The Painter and His Double), 1981
Color lithograph on paper
Pulled from Derrière le Miroir, no. 246
Published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris
Patrick Cramer, Marc Chagall: The Illustrated Books, figure 111
Marc Chagall was a renowned Jewish artist born July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Russia, who later moved to Paris and gained French citizenship. Chagall studied at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts in Saint Petersburg. He was a member of the Ecole de Paris and was part of the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne in the early 1900s. In addition to Paris and St. Petersburg, Chagall traveled and exhibited globally including Amsterdam, Jerusalem and New York City. Having lived through World War I and World War II, his work was influenced by these events. Chagall’s work is inspired by his Jewish heritage and his home town of Vitebsk, and incorporates elements of Fauvism and Cubism as well as aspects of traditional Russian and Jewish folk art. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally both privately and by institutions including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- some stains to the mat; vertical creasing down the center of print where the paper has been previously folded.
- measures the paper; image measures 18.5" W x 12.5" H.