MARC CHAGALL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1922 - HFSID 14236
Sale Price $935.00
Marc Chagall handwrote and signed this letter to his former teacher Bella Hermont, about meeting but insisting she calls first.
Autograph letter signed: "Marc Chagall" in Cyrillic handwriting, on verso of 5½x3½ postcard. Pension, Berlin, circa 1922.Addressed by Chagall to: "Fr. Bella Hermont/Nuremberg St/Pension 7th/Berlin" In Russian, translated: "My Dear Bella Naumovna, You know I am here already. If you want us to meet (certainly you do) call me or come and see me, but call me first. I am not exactly a German and is not well oriented here. So till we meet. With regards, P.S. It was your brother who let me know. I called you." Bella Naumovna Hermont Schneehad been young Chagall's teacher in Russia. Married in 1924, she moved to Chicago with her new husband, and she and Chagall remained friends through correspondence. Chagall (1887-1985, born Mark Zakharovich Shagal in Vitebsk) considered one of the most original and eminent figures in 20th century art, is particularly well-known for his stained glass windows. Best known for the Jerusalem Windows and Peace for the United Nations (1964), his last monumental work in the medium was stained glass windows for chapel of Le Saillant in Corrèze.In 1914, Chagall (1887-1985, born Moishe Shagal in Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire, now in Belarus) first exhibited two of his works, Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers and The Fiddler, at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. In June of that year, he had his first one-man show at the Galerie Der Sturm in Berlin. Chagall then traveled to Vitebsk, his hometown, intending to stay for a short visit, but the outbreak of WWI prevented him from returning to Paris, where he would later settle. Chagall created his first stained glass windows (for the church of Le Plateau d'Assy in Haute-Savoie) in 1957. Chagall was influenced by Cubism, Fauvism and Surrealism. His works, executed in a wide variety of media, from oils to stained glass, often featured subjects drawn from Russian village life, Jewish folklore and Hasidic mysticism. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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