Marc Chagall My Life

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My Life

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My Life has established itself as a modern classic since it first appeared in English translation. The book is a lyrical and evocative account of the artist's early life, and a key work for the light it throws on the shaping of his creative genius. Chagall's literary style is playful and witty, with arabesques of fantasy reminiscent of his visual imagery.

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My life was written in Moscow in 1921-1922, when Chagall was 35 years old. Although long out- of-print, it remains one of the most extraordinarily inventive and beautifully told of all autobiographies. The text is accompanied by twenty plates which Chagall prepared especially to illustrate his life story. Together, the words and pictures paint an incomparable portrait of one of the greatest painters of this century, and of the now vanished milieu which inspired him.

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Often called 'the Father of Surrealism', Marc Chagall was born in Witebsk in 1887. He studied art in St Petersburg and went to Paris in 1910. He spent the years from 1914 to 1922 in Russia, becoming Commissar of Arts in Witebsk after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. In 1923 he resettled in Paris but following the fall of France he moved to New York. Chagall returned to France in 1948 and remained there until his death in 1985.

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