This lithograph is unsigned, from an edition of 5000. It was a poster was printed for the opening of the National Marc Chagall Biblical Museum of Nice on his birthday, July 7th. Because of an initiative taken by Mr. Andre Malraux and the support given him by General Charles de Gaulle, this marked the first time that a National Museum of France had ever been devoted to the works of a living artist. Published by the Society of Friends of the National Marc Chagall Biblical Message Museum, Nice. The bottom border of the poster containing the text has been trimmed. Russian by birth, Marc Chagall was educated in St. Petersburg and Paris, eventually emigrating to France in 1923. His early influences were Russian expressionism and French cubism, but Chagall created a style that was unique to the 20th century. His mastery of color suffuses his paintings and prints as well as the stained glass made for European cathedrals.
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