Paintings by Marc Chagall for sale and sold


Marc Zakharovich Chagall (/ʃəˈɡɑːl/ shə-gahl;

6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist.Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century” (though Chagall saw his work as “not the dream of one people but of all humanity”). An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be “the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists”. For decades, he “had also been respected as the world’s preeminent Jewish artist”. Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN, and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris Opéra.

Before World War I, he traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. During this period he created his own mixture and style of modern art based on his idea of Eastern European Jewish folk culture. He spent the wartime years in Soviet Belarus, becoming one of the country’s most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avant-garde, founding the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1922.

He had two basic reputations, writes Lewis: as a pioneer of modernism and as a major Jewish artist. He experienced modernism’s “golden age” in Paris, where “he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism”. Yet throughout these phases of his style “he remained most emphatically a Jewish artist, whose work was one long dreamy reverie of life in his native village of Vitebsk.””When Matisse dies,” Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is”.



the record price for a Chagall artwork for sale at an auction was at the August 2013 Christie’s New York sale,

when “Les trois acrobates” (1926) sold for USD 11,500,000; well above the estimate between USD 6,000,000 – 9,000,000.


An artwork by Modernist master Marc Chagall became the most expensive contemporary Western painting sold in Asia when it was auctioned for $4.18 million after steady bidding in a Hong Kong sale.

Auction house Seoul Auction sold “Bestiaire et Musique,” a 1969 oil painting typical of Chagall’s whimsical style, to an unidentified Asian buyer.

The auctioneers said the work set a new record in a region increasingly wielding more influence in the global art market.

Catalogue Raisonné:
Les Affiches de Chagall / Sorlier, Charles.  Paris: 1975. The catalogue raisonné of Chagall’s posters. Marc Chagall. The Illustrated Books: Catalogue raisonne / Cramer, Patrick. Preface by Meret Meyer. Geneva. 1995. The Lithographs of Marc Chagall / Cain, J., Sorlier, C. & Mourlot. Monte Carlo & NY, 1960-1984, 6 volumes: Volume 1, to 1957, Volume 2, 1957-62, Volume 3, 1962-68, Volume 4, 1969-73, Volume 5, 1974-79, Volume 6, 1980-85.

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Marc Chagall produced artwork in a variety of mediums:

  • Young Woman on a Sofa (Mariaska), 1907, (Private collection)
  • The Wedding, 1910
  • The Birth, 1910, Kunsthaus Zürich
  • I and the Village, 1911, New York, Museum of Modern Art
  • The Green Donkey (L’Ane vert), 1911, Tate Collection
  • Adam and Eve, 1912
  • Paris through the window, 1913, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers, 1913, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • The Violinist, 1911–1914, Düsseldorf, Germany, Kunstsammlung NRW
  • The Birthday, 1915, New York, Museum of Modern Art
  • The Poet Reclining, 1915, London, Tate Modern
  • Bella with White Collar, 1917
  • Houses at Vitebsk, 1917
  • Cemetery Gates, 1917
  • The Blue House, 1917–1920
  • Two Clowns on Horseback, circa 1920
  • The Tailor, 1922
  • The Fall of the Angels, 1923–1947, Kunstmuseum Basel
  • Green Violinist, 1923–1924, Guggenheim Museum
  • The Vision (L’Apparition), 1924-5/circa 1937, Tate Collection
  • The Cat Transformed into A Woman (La Chatte métamorphosée en Femme), circa 1928-31/1947, Tate Collection
  • Dream Village, 1929, San Antonio, TX, McNay Art Museum
  • The Female Acrobat, 1930, Paris, Musée National d´Art Moderne
  • Solitude, 1933, Tel Aviv Museum
  • Bouquet with Flying Lovers (Bouquet aux amoureux volants), circa 1934–1947, Tate Collection
  • White Crucifixion 1938
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1939
  • The Red Rooster, 1940, Cincinnati Art Museum
  • The Yellow Crucifixion 1943
  • Apocalypse in Lilac, Capriccio 1945
  • Madonna with sleighs, 1947, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • The Firebird, designs for New York City Ballet (1949)
  • Le Poète (The Poet), 1949-1950
  • La Mariée (The Bride), 1950 — featured in the 1999 film Notting Hill
  • Lovers in the Red Sky, 1950
  • The Dance and The Circus (La Dance et le cirque) 1950, Tate Collection
  • The Blue Circus (Le Cirque bleu) 1950 Tate Collection
  • Moses receiving the Tablets of the Law, 1950–1952
  • The Green Night, 1952
  • The Bastille, 1953
  • Bridge over the Seine, 1954, Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • Champ de mars, 1954–1955, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • The Crossing of the Red Sea, 1955
  • “Etude pour le Paysan” 1956-1966
  • “The Lovers of Vence (Les Amoureux de Vence)”, 1957
  • Commedia dell’arte, 1959 (Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, Foyer)
  • “Le Cirque” 1959
  • Self-portrait, 1959–1960
  • Stained glass windows for the synagogue of the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, 1960
  • King David, 1961
  • Ceiling of the Garnier Opera, 1964
  • Exodus, 1952–1966
  • “Clowns et Ecuyere” 1965
  • “Portrait de Vava” 1966
  • Wall art for the Knesset in Jerusalem, 1966
  • War, 1964–1966, Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Mosaic murals in the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1966
  • Stage settings for Die Zauberflöte, Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1967
  • Biblical-themed windows, 1968, Metz Cathedral
  • The Prophet Jeremiah, 1968
  • “Le clowns au cirque” 1969
  • “La recontre” 1970- 1975
  • “Personnages sur fond bleu” 1973
  • “Les musiciens” circa 1975
  • Job, 1975
  • ‘La Visite’, 1975-78 (Private Collection, Europe)
  • Biblical Message, 17 Works (Nice, Musée National)
  • America Windows, 1977, Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Yellow Donkey, 1979
  • Biblical-themed windows, 1974, Reims Cathedral
  • Four Seasons, 1974, Chase Tower, Chicago, Illinois [1]
  • Family, (1975–1976)
  • Nine biblical-themed windows in luminous blue, 1978–1985, St. Stephan Church, Mainz, Germany
  • The Great Parade, 1979–1980, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
  • The Jerusalem Windows
  • “Nu vert au village” 1980
  • Scene de Cirque, 1980
  • The Flying Clown, 1981, Botero Museum, Bogotá [2]
  • Soleil dans le ciel de Saint-Paul (Sun in the sky of Saint-Paul), 1983

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