Marc Chagall, ‘Les Sept péchés capitaux (Seven Deadly Sins)’, 1926, Zucker Art Books

15 etchings and one etching printed in sanguine, with two additional suites of the 15 etchings printed in sanguine (one on China paper and the other on Japan paper), with an original pen and ink sketch for one of the etchings. The text contains essays by Jean Giraudoux, Paul Morand, Pierre Mac Orlan, André Salmon, Max Jacob, Jacques de Lacretelle, and Joseph Kessel.
Publisher: Simon Kra, Paris. Printed by Louis Fort.
This is one of 15 deluxe copies on Japan paper, from an edition of 300.
Numbered 4 on the justification with the drawing.

Publisher: Simon Kra, 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