New Arrivals | January 2021 | Marc Chagall's Bible Suite

Updated: Mar 15

One of the most successful artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall (1887–1985) came from a large devout Jewish family. He was a painter, printmaker, and designer who also created theater sets and costumes, murals, stained-glass windows, and tapestries. Chagall was born in the small Russian town of Vitebsk and studied art in St. Petersburg and Paris. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, he became Commissar for the Arts in Vitebsk and later stage designer for the Jewish State Theater in Moscow. In 1923, Chagall fled the Soviet Union and settled in France where he began working with the Parisian art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard. After commissioning Chagall to illustrate Nicolai Gogol’s Les Ames Mo