Marc Chagall, ‘Lt. Ed. Monograph , uniquely HAND SIGNED & DEDICATED BY CHAGALL TO LITERARY CRITIC & FRENCH SCHOLAR PIERRE BRODIN, ’, 1945-1947, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘Lt. Ed. Monograph , uniquely HAND SIGNED & DEDICATED BY CHAGALL TO LITERARY CRITIC & FRENCH SCHOLAR PIERRE BRODIN, ’, 1945-1947, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘Lt. Ed. Monograph , uniquely HAND SIGNED & DEDICATED BY CHAGALL TO LITERARY CRITIC & FRENCH SCHOLAR PIERRE BRODIN, ’, 1945-1947, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘Lt. Ed. Monograph , uniquely HAND SIGNED & DEDICATED BY CHAGALL TO LITERARY CRITIC & FRENCH SCHOLAR PIERRE BRODIN, ’, 1945-1947, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘Lt. Ed. Monograph , uniquely HAND SIGNED & DEDICATED BY CHAGALL TO LITERARY CRITIC & FRENCH SCHOLAR PIERRE BRODIN, ’, 1945-1947, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘Lt. Ed. Monograph , uniquely HAND SIGNED & DEDICATED BY CHAGALL TO LITERARY CRITIC & FRENCH SCHOLAR PIERRE BRODIN, ’, 1945-1947, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘Lt. Ed. Monograph , uniquely HAND SIGNED & DEDICATED BY CHAGALL TO LITERARY CRITIC & FRENCH SCHOLAR PIERRE BRODIN, ’, 1945-1947, Alpha 137 Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘Lt. Ed. Monograph , uniquely HAND SIGNED & DEDICATED BY CHAGALL TO LITERARY CRITIC & FRENCH SCHOLAR PIERRE BRODIN, ’, 1945-1947, Alpha 137 Gallery

This vintage (1945) Limited Edition, numbered hardback monograph with dust jacket is edition numbered 956/1500. However, this particular one is also, exceptionally and uniquely, hand signed by Chagall. It is dedicated to the renowned scholar Pierre Brodin, author, teacher and literary critic who served as a conservator of French culture and Franco-American scholarship in New York City during World War II. Brodin had an extraordinary life. Below is the link to his New York Times 1997 obituary:
https://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/10/arts/pierre-brodin-87-a-champion-in-us-of-french-culture.html

This book was written by Lionello Venturi and the color paintings were reproduced in collotype plates by the Meriden Gravure Company, printed by Marstin Press and published by Pierre Matisse Editions, New York in 1945 - the year World War II ended. It was dated and dedicated 1946-7, with a dateline of New York by Chagall to Pierre Brodin, an influential literary critic and author and founder of the Franco American school in the U.S. The eloquent Chagall inscription and provenance is unique and fascinating. The dust jacket is torn, damaged and ripped, with spine peeling, time staining, etc. but the book itself is otherwise in good vintage condition and the interior pages in very good condition. It also has two tipped-in color plates. A rare vintage limited edition hand signed Chagall book.
Note: the book is limited edition, but the other editions are not signed by Chagall. This one is uniquely signed and dedicated.

Signature: Beautifully signed and inscribed in ink with a fountain pen by Marc Chagall to scholar, professor, critic, author and Francophile Pierre Brodin, an influential figure in post-war New York.

Estate of Pierre Brodin

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