Marc Chagall, ‘David et Absalon’, 1955-1956, Stern Pissarro
Marc Chagall, ‘David et Absalon’, 1955-1956, Stern Pissarro

This was a preliminary work for a lithograph for the 1956 Verve Bible publication.

This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity from Jean-Louis Prat, on behalf of
the Comité Chagall, dated 21 November 2013.

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Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower centre left

Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), 15 November 1989 – 12 January 1990, and Landesmuseum Mainz (State Museum), 4 February – 22 April 1990, Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichuggen

P. Von Zaberon, Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichungen, 1989,
no. 65, p. 91 (illustrated in colour)

About Marc Chagall

Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

Russian-French, 1887-1985, Vitebsk, Belarus