MARC CHAGALL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/04/1954 - HFSID 18457
Sale Price $765.00
Artist Marc Chagall signed this typed letter in 1954 to thank the recipient for a newspaper article.
Typed letter signed "Marc Chagall". 1 page, 8¼x10¾. May 5, 1954. Typed in French, translated: "Dear Mr. Chernovitz, I want to thank you for sending me the article that appeared in your newspaper. I have been doubly happy because this reminded me of your father and the interest he has always expressed to me for my art, your home where I went so often. It seems to me that your mother was somewhat from Vitesbsk, if I am not mistaken. I am still hoping that someday I will come to America and that I will see you there. Once more, I am sending you all my thanks my best compliments." 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 and creased. Light tears along all edges. Folded in quarters and unfolded. Light separations and tears along folds. Small hole in center of letter where folds touch. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by PSA/DNA LOA.
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