Marc Chagall, ‘The Buttercups’, 1973, Masterworks Fine Art

Created in 1973, this color lithograph is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin and is annotated ‘epreuve d’artiste’ (artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 50. Published by Maeght, Paris, this work is printed on japon nacré paper.

Signature: This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.

Publisher: Published by Maeght, Paris

Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. V 1974 – 1979. Boston: Boston Book and Art Shop, Inc. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 704.

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