Marc Chagall, ‘Peintre à Saint-Paul (Self-portrait in Saint-Paul-de-Vence)’, 1982, MICHALI GALLERY
Marc Chagall, ‘Peintre à Saint-Paul (Self-portrait in Saint-Paul-de-Vence)’, 1982, MICHALI GALLERY
Marc Chagall, ‘Peintre à Saint-Paul (Self-portrait in Saint-Paul-de-Vence)’, 1982, MICHALI GALLERY
Marc Chagall, ‘Peintre à Saint-Paul (Self-portrait in Saint-Paul-de-Vence)’, 1982, MICHALI GALLERY
Marc Chagall, ‘Peintre à Saint-Paul (Self-portrait in Saint-Paul-de-Vence)’, 1982, MICHALI GALLERY

Certificate from Jean-Louis Prat, Comité Marc Chagall, Paris.

Signature: Dedicated, signed and dated lower right “Pour Irmgard et Alfred, en bon souvenir. Marc Chagall. 1982”

Image rights: ©Michali Gallery

-"Marc CHAGALL, The Record of a Friendship", Leo BAECK College, The Manor Society, 8 May-16 June 1996, The Sternberg Centre for Judaism, London.

-"Marc CHAGALL, The Record of a Friendship", Leo Baeck College, 1996. Reproduced on the cover of the catalogue. Also reproduced on frontispiece of the same catalogue and p.29, showing the artist creating this work.

– Collection Irmgard and Alfred NEUMAN, close friends of Marc Chagall in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The painter illustrated 49 books about his work for them: “One day, Irmgard bought a book on Chagall’s work, and asked him to sign it. Instead, he put a charming drawing into it: this started the collection.” “It was out of friendship for Irmgard that grew the collection. He took a personal interest in it, and was delighted to see it grow. “You know” he would say, “ this collection is unique.” (Alfred Neuman, The record of a Friendship. London: Leo Baeck college / The Manor House society, 1996, pp12f.)
– Leo BAECK College, London, donated by Irmgard and Alfred Neuman in 1993.

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