One of the twentieth century's most beloved painters, Marc Chagall is known for his lyrical works that are filled with images of religion, childhood memories, and dreams. This richly illustrated volume presents a cross-section of his work-chronologically arranged illustrations of some of his most vibrant oil paintings, gouaches, and watercolours. Accompanying these reproductions are essays that illuminate Chagall's life, recount his experiences in Russia, France, and later the United States, and examine the artistic influence of the Western avant-garde on his work. Together they celebrate an artist for whom painting was an expression of love, life, and faith.
ROLAND DOSCHKA is a professor of romance languages at the university in Freiburg, Germany. A freelance curator, he has published numerous books on twentieth-century art.