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Marc Chagall and his times : a documentary narrative

Author: Benjamin Harshav; Marc Chagall
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a new and comprehensive biography of one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century in dialogue with the events and ideologies of his time. It encompasses the 98 years of Chagall's life (1887-1985) in Russia, France, the US, as well as Germany and Israel, his deep roots in folk culture, his personal relationships and loves, his involvement with the art of the Russian Revolution, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Biography
Personal correspondence
Biographies
Records and correspondence
Correspondance
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harshav, Benjamin, 1928-
Marc Chagall and his times.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)606998042
Named Person: Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Harshav; Marc Chagall
ISBN: 0804742138 9780804742139 0804742146 9780804742146
OCLC Number: 51966451
Description: xx, 1026 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Roots --
Struggling Artist: 1900-1918 --
Art and revolution: 1918-1923 --
France between two world wars: 1923-1941 --
Refugee in the United States: 1941-1948 --
Return to France: 1948-1952 --
The last thirty-three years: 1952-1985 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Benjamin Harshav ; with translations from Russian, Yiddish, French, German, and Hebrew by Benjamin and Barbara Harshav.
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