Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) Russian, 1887-1985
Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia in 1887. After studying in St Petersburg he went to Paris where he befriended the avant-garde circle of artists. In 1917 he returned to his native Vitebsk where he was made Director and Commissar of Fine Art. However, his fantasy-based work irked the conservative authorities so he left for Moscow to design for the new Jewish Theatre.
Returning to Paris in 1923 he met the art-dealer Vollard for whom he illustrated Gogol's Dead Souls and the Fables of La Fontaine. Between 1941-47 he moved between occupied France and the USA, eventually settling near Nice. Chagall was a prolific artist, his work reminiscent of Jewish life, bible stories and of the folklore from his early years in Russia. He died in 1985.
The School of ParisAn exhibition of original works on paper by Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso 7 - 30 Oct 2021Following a major exhibition of works on paper by Picasso earlier this summer, David Simon Contemporary presents an important collection of original, signed works by these Modern Masters, giving a unique opportunity to acquire museum-quality works throughout October. Exceptional drawings by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Joan Miró are shown with rare, signed original linocuts, lithographs and etchings by Georges Braque, Salvador Dali,
and Pablo Picasso. Alice Corbett, Alice Dallaglio, Lydia Corbett