Vava & Marc Chagall Autographs

SKU: 8009878

Sale price$492.53


Letter signed, two pages (both sides), 5,5 x 4 inch, `Les Collines` letterhead, (Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France), 31.08.1968, in French, thank you letter to "Cher monsieur Rihner", written by his second wife Valentina `Vava` Brodsky in blue ink & signed by Marc Chagall in dark ink, attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph of both (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), in very fine condition.

"Cher monsieur Richner,
   Excusez-moi, je vous prie, de ne pas vous avoir écrit plus tôt ces quelques lignes pour vous remercier de le ceinture que vous m`a[/]vez faite.
   Avant mon départ de Zurich, j`ai été très pris et n`en ai plus trouvé le temps.
Croyez, cher monsieur Rihner, a mon cordial souvenir,
   Marc Chagall"

"Dear Mr Rihner,
   Excuse me, please, for not having written these few lines to you sooner to thank you for the kindness you gave me.
   Before leaving Zurich, I was very busy and couldn't find the time.
Believe me, dear Mr. Rihner, in my cordial memory,
   Marc Chagall"

Further Information on the person

(1887-1985) Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints.

Year of Birth: 1887

Biography (AI generated)

Marc Chagall was a Belarusian-born artist who became one of the most prominent figures of the 20th-century art world. He was born on July 7, 1887, in the small town of Vitebsk, in what is now present-day Belarus. Chagall's artistic talents were evident from a young age, and he began his formal art education at the age of 16, studying at the prestigious art school in St. Petersburg.

In 1910, Chagall moved to Paris, which at the time was the center of the European art scene. It was during this time that he developed his unique and distinctive style, characterized by vibrant colors, dreamlike imagery, and a blend of influences including Russian and Jewish folklore, as well as his own personal experiences.

Chagall's paintings often featured fantastical and poetic scenes, with elements of fantasy and a strong emotional resonance. He became known for his use of bold colors and playful shapes, creating a dreamlike atmosphere in his works.

Throughout his career, Chagall explored various mediums, including painting, stained glass, ceramics, and tapestry. His work often depicted themes such as love, religion, and his memories of his hometown in Vitebsk.

Chagall's unique style and his ability to evoke strong emotions in the viewer made him a highly influential figure in the art world. His work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world, and he is considered one of the pioneers of modern art.

Marc Chagall passed away on March 28, 1985, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, leaving behind a rich and enduring legacy. His contributions to the art world continue to inspire and captivate audiences to this day.

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