Marc Chagall, ‘XX Siecle, Special Issue’, Odon Wagner Contemporary

This lithograph was created for the portfolio "Chagall Monumental", edited in 1973 by XXe Siecle. Rare proof on vellum without the center fold (apart from the edition of 50). Printed by Atelier Mourlot.

Signature: Unsigned as issued.

Mourlot 699

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