Marc Chagall Color Lithograph Cover From "Verve: Drawings for the Bible," 1960
Marc Chagall (Russian-French, 1887 – 1985)
Untitled (cover), 1960
Color lithograph on paper
Signed in plate to the upper right
Front cover pulled from Drawings for the Bible (Verve vol. 10, no. 37 – 38)
Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris
Additional information on sheets to the verso of frame
Patrick Cramer, Marc Chagall: The Illustrated Books, figure 42.
Marc Chagall was a renowned Jewish artist born July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia, who later moved to Paris and gained French citizenship. Chagall studied at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts in Saint Petersburg. He was a member of the École de Paris and was part of the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne in the early 1900s. In addition to Paris and St. Petersburg, Chagall traveled and exhibited globally including Amsterdam, Jerusalem, and New York City. Having lived through World War I and World War II, his work was influenced by these events. Chagall’s work is inspired by his Jewish heritage and his hometown of Vitebsk, and incorporates elements of Fauvism and Cubism as well as aspects of traditional Russian and Jewish folk art. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally both privately and by institutions including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, and Tate Modern.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- toning, scattered foxing, and small tears to print and paper, more visibly towards the edges of the sheet.
- measurements of frame; visible image measures 9.5" W x 13.0" H.