The Bride and Groom - Marc Chagall - Allen Printing - Framed Print - 14"H x 11"W
The Bride and Groom - Marc Chagall - Framed Print - 14"H x 11"W
Marc Zakharovich Chagall was a Russian-French artist. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.
He was reffered to as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century", and was considered to be "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists".
Before World War I, he travelled between St. Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. He spent the wartime years in Soviet Belarus, becoming one of the country's most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avant-garde, founding the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1922.
It is said that "he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism".
Pablo Picasso said "When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is".
- Interesting Fact:
A number of countries have issued commemorative stamps in his honor depicting examples from his works. In 1963 France issued a stamp of his painting, The Married Couple of the Eiffel Tower. In 1969, Israel produced a stamp depicting his King David painting and then in 1973 released a 12-stamp set with images of the stained-glass windows that he created for the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Synagogue; each window was made to signify one of the "Twelve Tribes of Israel".
In 1987, seven countries engaged in a special omnibus program and released postage stamps in his honor. The countries which issued the stamps included Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, The Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Grenada, which together produced 48 stamps and 10 souvenir sheets.