Marc Chagall, ‘"The Lord said unto Aaron…" (The Story of Exodus, M.449)’, 1966, Martin Lawrence Galleries

Image rights: In 1966, Leon Amiel published The Story of the Exodus, a portfolio containing twenty-four large color lithographs. Marc Chagall’s artistry was shown with his use of vivid color and texture in The Story of Exodus. Measuring 18 x 13 inches, framed in archival materials and from a total edition of 285.

Publisher: Marc Chagall; Mourlot, Paris

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