Marc Chagall, ‘Le Peintre aile au Chevalet’, 1971, Forum Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘Le Peintre aile au Chevalet’, 1971, Forum Auctions

Pen and black ink with brown encre de chine on the title-page of Verve Vol VI No24, signed, dated and inscribed Reims Pour Vous! in black ink, bound within the publication, on wove paper overall size 355 x 264 mm (14 x 10 1/2 in).

This work has been authenticated by the Comite Marc Chagall, and is accompanied by a certificate issued by them.

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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