Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps’, 1938, Graves International Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps’, 1938, Graves International Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps’, 1938, Graves International Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps’, 1938, Graves International Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps’, 1938, Graves International Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps’, 1938, Graves International Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps’, 1938, Graves International Art
Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps’, 1938, Graves International Art

A lithograph on wove after an original painting by Russian-French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) titled "Printemps", 1938. Page 94 from the famous "Verve" portfolio, Volume 3 (Summer 1938). Produced in a limited edition of an unknown size, approximately 2000. Printed and published by "Verve", Paris, France, 1938. There is another lithograph on verso. Sheet size: 14" x 10.5". In excellent condition.

"Verve" was a modernist Parisian art magazine published by Teriade between 1937 and 1960. The magazine was first published in December 1937. The headquarters of the magazine was in Paris. It published 38 issues in 10 volumes including lithographs by the most prominent artists of the Parisian art scene of the first half of the 20th century. In addition, the early contributors included James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway. The magazine folded in 1960.

Series: "Verve" portfolio, Volume 3, 1938

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

Publisher: Verve

"Verve" portfolio, Volume 3, pg. 94 (Summer 1938)

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