Marc Chagall, ‘L'Écuyère (Woman Circus Rider)’, 1956, Galerie d'Orsay

In excellent condition, with fresh, brilliant colors, printed on a sheet with the vertical center fold typical of this edition. Mourlot 153; Cramer 26. A superb impression of the definitive state. From the edition issued in the periodical Derrère le Miroir: 10 Ans d’Édition 1946-1965, no. 93, 1956 (apart from the separate hand-signed edition of 100). Published by Maeght éditeur, Paris; printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris.

Signature: Signed on the stone lower right Marc Chagall.

Publisher: Published by Maeght éditeur, Paris

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