Marc Chagall, ‘Le Peintre Rouge aux Cheveux Bleus’, 1959, New River Fine Art

The artist at his easel, is a theme Marc Chagall revisted throughout his long career. Perhaps the strength that an enabled an artist who experimented with the styles of all the avant-garde movements, yet remain so consistent to himself, is what brought Chagall back to this theme time and again. In Le Peintre Rouge aux Cheveux Bleus, Chagall is at his most expressive, for art was first and foremost a means of personal expression, his imagery and allegory immediately recognizable yet uniquely his own.

Created in 1959 Le Peintre Rouge aux Cheveux Bleus is signed, and dated on the lower left of the work on the artist's easel - Creatively, Chagll is signing both our work of art and the piece he is creating.
The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Jean-Louis Prat for the Comite Marc Chagall.

Signature: Singed, lower center

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