One of the best-known and most beloved artists of the 20th Century, Marc Chagall’s visionary work has entranced audiences for decades. The Paragon Gallery is truly honoured to announce the arrival of a stunning overview of his graphic work that will be on display between 4th July and 1st August 2019.
Viewers will find some of the most enduring and poetic images of modern art depicted in an array of techniques, from etching to lithography. The collection will include examples from the artist’s greatest bodies of original prints, such as Gogol’s “Dead Souls” (1948), “Les Fables de la Fontaine” (1952) and The Bible Suite (1960). Also included will be a selection of original posters created at the renowned Atelier Mourlot.
He preferred to compose his images based upon emotional and poetic associations rather than rules of pictorial logic and drew extensively from folk art and his Jewish heritage. “When Matisse dies”, declared Picasso, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is.”
Born in 1887 in Russia, Chagall travelled extensively throughout Europe before escaping to the United States at the outbreak of the Second World War. Settling permanently in Paris in 1948, he exhibited at the Louvre and undertook a series of major commissions for the United Nations, the Paris Opera, the cathedral in Metz and the Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem. He died in 1985 at the age of 97.
Private view Thursday 4th July 6-8pm
Exhibition Friday 5th July - 1st August