Marc Chagall, ‘The Praying Jew | Le juif priant’, 1922-1923, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original wood engraving is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Marc Chagall" at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil "14/20" at the lower left margin.
The artist created this rare subject in 1922/23, but it was published in a limited number of 20 impressions in the early 1950s.

Literature: Kornfeld, E.W. (1971). Marc Chagall – Catalogue Raisonné de l’ouevre gravé. Vol I 1922-1966. Bern: Kornfeld & Klipstein.
Reference: Kornfeld 31

Condition: Excellent condition.

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