Marc Chagall, ‘Le Couple Devant l'Arbre (Couple Beside Tree)’, 1960, Galerie d'Orsay

From The Lithographs of Chagall, Volume I. In excellent condition, with bright, fresh colors, printed on a full sheet. Mourlot 292; Cramer 43 VI. A fine impression of the definitive state, from the book edition. One of twelve original lithographs published in The Lithographs of Chagall, Volume I, (apart from the pencil-signed and numbered edition of 40, and the deluxe book edition of 100). Published by André Sauret, Monte Carlo, 1960; printed by Atelier Mourlot, Paris.

Publisher: Published by André Sauret, Monte Carlo, 1960

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