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Marc Chagall Prints for Sale

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born in Vitebsk, Russia. He trained in Saint Petersburg and moved to Paris in 1910 where he discovered Cubism and Fauvism. His first solo show was at Der Sturm Gallery, Berlin in 1914.

Chagall is known for his dreamlike compositions derived from personal history and Eastern European folklore. He often depicts flying figures, peasant life, animals and elements of Jewish tradition.

He was forced to settle in Vitebsk during the First World War and later moved to Moscow where he created his first stage designs for the State Jewish Chamber Theatre. Chagall returned to Paris in 1923 and enjoyed travelling to Palestine, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland and Italy in the 1930’s. During this time, he had a major retrospective exhibition of his work at the Kunsthalle, Basel.

During World War II, Chagall fled to the United States where he had another major retrospective in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1946. He settled in France in 1948 and continued to exhibit internationally until his death in 1985, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

Chagall’s work was hugely influential on 20th-Century art and his practice included painting, printmaking, books, ceramics, stained glass and theatre design. Known as a Jewish artist and a pioneer of modernism, Pablo Picasso remarked "When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is"

Marc Chagall