Marc Chagall, ‘L'Arbre Fleuri’, 1977, Heritage Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘L'Arbre Fleuri’, 1977, Heritage Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘L'Arbre Fleuri’, 1977, Heritage Auctions

Published by Mourlot and Moderne du Lion, Paris. LITERATURE: Mourlot, 915 Cramer, 106

Condition Report: Light discoloration; toning verso; vertical creases through out; adhesive abrasion upper right verso; two small brown stains verso, on in upper right and one in lower left. No archivally mounted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 24.25 X 33 Inches

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil center left

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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