Marc Chagall


Marc Chagall


Also known as Shagal, Mark; Shagal, Mark Zakharovich; Shagal, Moses

Nationality: French/Russian

Birth Place: Vitebsk (Vitebsk province, Belorussia)

Marc Chagall was a unique artist who created art according to his heritage and experiences rather than based on the principles of the many modern art movements of his time. Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia (modern day Belarus) into a Hasidic Jewish family. He grew up in a world of mysticism, and Jewish lore and culture, which forever influenced the dreamlike quality of his paintings. Chagall was first introduced to art when he transferred to a public school from his Jewish elementary school. He later moved to St. Petersburg to study art at the Imperial Society for the Protection of Art. Here, he was exposed to folk art and Russian Icons that also influenced the imagery of his work throughout his life. Chagall later moved to Paris, a city where all of the modern art movements such as cubism, fauvism, and futurism coexisted. Though Chagall’s work was organically influenced by the aesthetics of the time, he refused to subscribe to any movement in particular and was surprised when the public began to herald him one of the fathers of Surrealism. During World War II, MoMA extended an offer to Chagall to move to the US, which he accepted, and he spent the length of the war in the US designing well-received backdrops for ballets such as Pushkin’s The Gypsies and Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Chagall moved back to France a few years after the war’s conclusion and settled in the French countryside where he lived out the rest of his life.


Marc Chagall Original Art Values Sold at Auction

MARC CHAGALL (Belarussian/French, 1887-1985)  Fleurs et couple, circa 1948-52 Gouache, pastel, pen, brush and India i
MARC CHAGALL (Belarussian/French, 1887-1985)Fleurs et couple, circa 1948-52Gouache, pastel, pen, brush and India i...
Lot 33240
Auction 676
Saturday, October 13, 2007
MARC CHAGALL (French/Russian, 1887-1985) Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1953 Oil on canvas 13-3/4 x 10-5/8 inches (34.9...
MARC CHAGALL (French/Russian, 1887-1985)Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1953Oil on canvas13-3/4 x 10-5/8 inches (34.9 x 27...
Lot 70011
Auction 5215
Saturday, May 30, 2015
MARC CHAGALL (Belarussian-French 1887-1985) Femme au bouquet, circa 1960s-70s Colored crayons on Japon paper 26-3/4 x
MARC CHAGALL (Belarussian-French 1887-1985)Femme au bouquet, circa 1960s-70sColored crayons on Japon paper26-3/4 x...
Lot 25191
Auction 652
Friday, May 25, 2007
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Le Christ bleu aux fleurs, circa 1950 Gouache, ink, and pencil on paper 12-1/4 x 9-1/2 inche
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)Le Christ bleu aux fleurs, circa 1950Gouache, ink, and pencil on paper12-1/4 x 9-1/2 inche...
Lot 66020
Auction 5274
Friday, November 11, 2016
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Autour de nu, circa 1982-83 Tempera and ink on masonite 9-1/4 x 7-3/8 inches (23.5 x 18.7 cm
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)Autour de nu, circa 1982-83Tempera and ink on masonite9-1/4 x 7-3/8 inches (23.5 x 18.7 cm...
Lot 66021
Auction 5274
Friday, November 11, 2016

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