Marc Chagall, ‘Verve Vol VIII, Nos 33-34 (Bible), 1956; Verve Vol X, Nos 37-38 (Dessins pour la Bible),1960’, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Verve Vol VIII, Nos 33-34 (Bible), 1956, comprising 16 color lithographs including the front cover excised from the bound book, printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris, published by Editions de la Revue Verve, Paris

Verve Vol X, Nos 37-38 (Dessins pour la Bible), 1960, comprising 23 color lithographs excised from the bound book, printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris, published by Editions de la Revue Verve, Paris

Overall: 14 x 10.5 inches.

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