Marc Chagall, ‘Homage to Elsa Triolet’, 1972, Heather James Fine Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Homage to Elsa Triolet’, 1972, Heather James Fine Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Homage to Elsa Triolet’, 1972, Heather James Fine Art

image: 17 x 14 in. sheet: 25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.
Created for the poster for the exhibition of Chagall’s graphic work at the Ville de Marseilles, Marseilles. There is also a poster with text used as an advertisement for this exhibition.

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right, "Marc Chagall". Numbered in pencil lower left, "19/20".

Michelle Champetier Fine Art, 2012;
Private Collection, London

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