Chagall Peintures

Pictures 1942-1945

Year 1947
Edition FIRST
Binding Softcover
Condition Very Good

Not for sale

Les Editions Du Chene, Paris, 1947. The 16 prints in this folio are all tipped in on frame ready paper in a lose folio, also includes a text folio in the original French. Some light soiling of folio folder, cracks on paper spine, and a scratch on back cover of folder. Poeme e Paul Eluard - Introduction De Leon Degand. Les Editions du Chene, Paris, 1947. Wraps. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 8 pp., 16 col. plates (hors texte); 39 cm. Near-fine. A significant portfolio of Chagall's wartime paintings, with 16 tipped-in color plates, loose in the folio. At the outbreak of war in 1939, Chagall, a Russian Jew, fled Paris for Provence. After he was arrested by the Gestapo, he received sponsorship through the Emergency Rescue Committee & the Museum of Modern Art to come to the United States, where he lived from 1941-46. This portfolio is a summation of that critical period in Chagall's life & work. Published on the occasion of his return to Paris in 1947, it is accompanied by a poem written by the Surrealist Paul Eluard and a text by Leon DeGrand. Scarce collectible.