Marc Chagall, ‘The Circus’, 1968, ArtWise

Lithographic reproduction executed by Charles Sorlier from a small original print titled "The Circus' that Chagall painted in 1960. This poster was printed on the occasion of an exhibition of lithographs of Chagall at the Museum of Modern Art in Ceret, France. Published by Editions of the Museum of Modern Art, Ceret, France. Number 112 in "Chagall's Posters - A Cataloque Raisonne', Sorlier, 1975-"The Circus" 1968. OUT OF PRINT

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