MARC CHAGALL - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1923 - HFSID 14241
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Marc Chagall handwrote and signed this letter to his former teacher Bella Hermont, about wishing he could help her.
Autograph letter signed: "M." in Cyrillic handwriting, on verso of 3½x5½ postcard. No place, circa 1923.Addressed by Chagall to: "Frau. B. Hermont/Zietenstr. 6th/Bei Pankow II/Berlin" In Russian, translated: "Sweet Bella, I can imagine how you feel, and very often I wish I could somehow 'help you out' ___ but it looks like you went to 'dacha' at the wrong time. It could be worth to do so with a 'sweetheart', with lover, with your American boy-friend! No matter how much you want you cannot work in the studio when it is so hot. You will have time for that, I hope. As far as I am concerned I am lonely here. I long to go somewhere, but where? I don't know. Am I getting better here? I don't know, Maybe - yes maybe - no. Nothing is coming in, it seems to me I am getting together. Am I indeed? Can you write to me 'at ease'? This time you could write with 'diplomacy', but next time be 'at ease', all right? By the way B.S. had a misfortune that I haven't told her about yet (I mean the death of her sick father). I shake your hand. Write. You can dispose of it if you wish. What would your advice me about the family stay in Berlin, and where? I think of a boarding-house, but where. Look around, my dear. Your loyal," 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 creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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