Marc Chagall, ‘L’Hiver : arbre en hiver (Les 4 saisons)’, 1974, Opera Gallery

Signature: Signed 'Marc Chagall’ (lower right corner) and inscribed 'winter' in Cyrillic (middle left)

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Chagall: The Four Seasons, May 1975. No. 13

Public notes
Study for Four Seasons Mosaic in Chicago

Sale: Sotheby’s New York, Nov. 15, 1984, lot 204 Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach Private collection, USA Private collection, New York

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