Marc Chagall, ‘Mourlot I’, 1964, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Marc Chagall" at the lower right margin.
It is also numbered in pencil from the edition of 15, at the lower left margin
This work was printed in 1964 in a limited edition of 15 signed and numbered impressions by Fernand Mourlot, Paris. These were reserved exclusively for the artist, there was no further numbered edition.

Note: This composition was created by Chagall to be used as the motif for the cover of the catalogue of the important travelling exhibition “Prints from the Mourlot Press” which was organised by the Smithsonian Institution of Washington. The exhibition showcased the latest works by 17 artists including Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso. The catalogue was written by the celebrated art historian Jean Adhémar.

Literature:

  1. Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C., (1960). Chagall: The Lithographs III: 1962-1968 (Catalogue Raisonné). D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
    Reference: Mourlot 415
  2. Cramer, P. (1995). Marc Chagall: The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Cramer
    Reference: Cramer 60

Condition: Excellent condition.

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