MARC CHAGALL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1923 - HFSID 14244
MARC CHAGALL Artist Marc Chagall signed this b/w post card of himself "for long memory" in translated French to his wife Bella Rosenfeld from Paris in 1923. Autograph sentiment signed in translated French "To Bella/for long memory/Marc Chagall/Paris 1923". 1 page, 5¼x3½.
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Artist Marc Chagall signed this b/w post card of himself "for long memory" in translated French to his wife Bella Rosenfeld from Paris in 1923.
Autograph sentiment signed in translated French "To Bella/for long memory/Marc Chagall/Paris 1923". 1 page, 5¼x3½. Written on verso of a b/w French picture post card of Chagall. Post card printed by Studio Jos. Rosmand, Paris, France. "Bella" is probably BELLA ROSENFLED, Chagall's wife. The two were married from 1915 until her death in 1944. Chagall (1887-1985, born Mark Zakharovich Shagal in Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire, now Belarus) 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 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, soiled, creased and bowed. Paper clip impression at right edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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