Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps (Spring)’, 1938, Heather James Fine Art: Benefit Auction 2018

Framed
Published by Teriade, Paris. Teriade, whose real name was Efstratios Eleftheriades, (1889-1983) was a Greek who moved to Paris in 1915 where he became an art critic, patron and publisher.
From 1937 to 1975 he commissioned various artists at their pinnacle such as Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Leger, Matisse and others, to illustrate with lithographs his legendary quarterly journal Verve between 1937 and 1960.
Courtesy of Heather James Fine Art

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