A lovely lithograph titled Adam & Eve and the Forbidden Fruit, Drawings from the Bible, by early modernist artist Marc Chagall. This example is an unsigned open edition of 6500. Published in 1960. Chagall said, “Since my early youth, I have been fascinated by the Bible and it is the greatest source of poetry of all time.” Dimensions: 21.25h x 17w (framed). In excellent vintage condition.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was an early modernist famed for iconic romantic and surreal imagery. He created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries, and fine art prints. In the early 1920s he met Ambroise Vollard, which led to his first solo exhibition in Paris. During his lifetime he had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1946. He also was commissioned a variety of public installations including the stain glass windows at the synagogue of the Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem (installed in 1962); a ceiling for the Paris Opera (installed in 1964); a window for the United Nations building, New York (installed in 1964); murals for the Metropolitan Opera House, New York (installed in 1967); and windows for the cathedral in Metz, France (installed in 1968). An exhibition of the artist’s work from 1967 to 1977 was held at the Musee du Louvre, Paris, in 1977–78, and a major retrospective was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1985. Today, Chagall is known as one of the greatest artists of the Modern period and his art is in countless museums across the United States.