"The Accordionist" Original Lithograph by Marc Chagall, 1957
An original lithograph by Russian-French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) titled "The Accordionist", 1957. Limited edition: 6,000. With fold in middle as published by Jacques Lassaigne in "Chagall Graveurs" in 1957. Printed by Mourlot, Maeght Editeur, in Paris, France in 1957. Reference: Cramer 34, M204. Sheet size: 9.25" x 15.5". Some minor toning at margins associated with age. In overall excellent condition.
Marc Chagall was a Belorussian-born French artist whose work generally was based on emotional association rather than traditional pictorial fundamentals. Marc Chagall was born in Belarus in 1877 and developed an early interest in art. After studying painting, in 1907 he left Russia for Paris, where he lived in an artist colony on the city’s outskirts. Fusing his own personal, dreamlike imagery with hints of the fauvism and cubism popular in France at the time, Chagall created his most lasting work—including I and the Village (1911)—some of which would be featured in the Salon des Indépendants exhibitions. After returning to Vitebsk for a visit in 1914, the outbreak of WWI trapped Chagall in Russia. He returned to France in 1923 but was forced to flee the country and Nazi persecution during WWII. Finding asylum in the U.S., Chagall became involved in set and costume design before returning to France in 1948. In his later years, he experimented with new art forms and was commissioned to produce numerous large-scale works. Chagall died in St.-Paul-de-Vence in 1985.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 9¼ in | WIDTH: 15½ in
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