Marc Chagall, ‘Frontispiece From "Les Atéliers De Chagall"’, 1976, Freeman's

Image: 14 x 9.5 in (33 x 24.1cm)
sheet (as folded): 17 x 12.75 in (43.2 x 32.4cm)

Signature: Pencil signed and numbered 95/250 (there were also 20 in Roman numerals), with wide margins

Publisher: Editions Fernand Mourlot, Paris

[Mourlot, 899]

Sotheby's, New York, "Old Master, 19th and 20th Century Prints," May 14, 1993, lot 519.

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